What is the better choice?
Avoiding packaging when shopping
Eating a veggie burger instead of a beef burger
Or click here to read more about the hidden impact.
Our gut feeling is that all these packagings are very bad for the ecosystem. But the content of what you buy has a much greater negative impact. Packaging of vegetables contributes to roughly one tenth of the total impact. In the case of animal products, this is up to less than 1%. If the packaging protects the content, it makes a positive environmental contribution. Do throw the packaging in the trash, because plastic ís a problem in nature.
This indeed makes the biggest difference! From the agricultural surface whereof one carnivore can live, 3 to 7 vegetarians or 12 to 20 vegans can be fed. Much more efficient! In addition, a cow emits methane: a 23 times more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2. Also, there is 15,000 litres of water hidden in 1 kilo of beef.