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 Usage  End-of-Life 

Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:1.31 kg CO₂e
1,310 gCO₂e
Source: meta-analysis[1]

Yogurt refers to a dairy product produced by the bacterial fermentation of milk. Unless otherwise indicated, data on this page refers to one kilogram of the product. Yogurt has median life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 1.31 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per one kilogram. The environmental impact of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal is not included in this assessment. Information in this article includes the environment impact of materials, production, packaging and distribution. [1]

The main source of data for this article is a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. [1]

See also[edit]

  • Dairy - comparison of the GHG emissions from dairy products.


  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