Swordfish

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Swordfish
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram bone-free meat
Total:12.84 kg CO₂e
12,840 gCO₂e
Source: literature review[1]

Swordfish refers to the bone-free meat from swordfish. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. The information omits the carbon footprint of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average or mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 12.84 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram bone-free meat.[1]

The main source for this carbon footprint information is a literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The environmental impact data for swordfish was obtained from two global warming potential (GWP) values published in two life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for swordfish had a median of 12.84 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 11.44 to 14.24 and had a standard deviation of 1.98.[1]




Other products

The table below lists products in the fish category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Pilchard (1 kg) 1.1
Herring (1 kg) 1.17
Pollock (1 kg) 1.65
Carp (1 kg) 1.8

See also

  • Fish - comparison of the environmental impacts of fish

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082