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Club sandwich

https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_co2_1970676-2.png1.29 kg CO2eq         ****
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_water-water_1235535-2.png18.99 L water           *****
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_Barn_2129633-2.png 0.95 m2*year           ***

(5 stars = best, 1 ster = worst, compared to the other meals on this site)

  • 1-person portion in a meal for 4 persons
  • Data: average products on Dutch market (RIVM)
    Disclaimer: exact product numbers can differ (strongly) per season / country of origin 
  • Ingredients: White bun (soft) (100 grams), Eggs (boiled) (50 grams), Ham (30 grams), Old cheese (48+) (30 grams), Tomato (20 grams), Cucumber (20 grams), Mayonnaise ( 30 grams).

Compare the climate impact of this meal

Compared to a 1-person portion

12.1 KM

Compared to the CO2 emissions per km of an average Dutch passenger car (Source: Rijksoverheid, CLO, 2017)

1.6 Minutes

Compared to the water use of an A-Z class shower in the Netherlands per minute (Source: Milieu Centraal)

11 Pavement tiles * year

Land use * year compared to the size of an average Dutch pavement tile (30cm*30cm)

Lower your impact with the following changes

Percentages and tips on basis of similar products and portions.
Disclaimer: Tips on the basis of generic data, exact numbers can differ (strongly).

Goat cheese (fresh) 30 grams instead of Old cheese (48+) 30 grams
11%
less CO2eq emissions.
Sandwich sausage 30 grams instead of Ham 30 grams
10%
less CO2eq emissions.

Compare to other meals

Compared to a 1-person portion, on basis of a 4-person meal.
Disclaimer: Tips on the basis of generic data, exact numbers can differ (strongly).

  • CO2eq: Risotto is 24% worse
  • Water: Risotto is 237% worse
  • Land:   Risotto is 47% better
  • CO2eq: Bolognese is 195% worse
  • Water: Bolognese is 139% worse
  • Land:   Bolognese is 89% worse
  • CO2eq: Burger is 235% worse
  • Water: Burger is 37% worse
  • Land:   Burger is 7% better

Impact of the ingredients

The distribution of the impact of the most important ingredients in this dish is shown for the 3 impact factors.

  • Old cheese (48+) 30%
  • Ham 25%
  • Eggs 17%
  • Mayonnaise 13%
  • Eggs 28%
  • Old cheese (48+) 17%
  • Ham 16%
  • White bun (soft) 11%
  • Ham 26%
  • Mayonnaise 25%
  • Eggs 20%
  • Old cheese (48+) 17%

FAQ

Where does the data come from?

The data on the CO2eq, water and land impact of the food products originates (mainly) from the RIVM and is based on a weighted average of the emissions for the average supply of this product on the Dutch market.

Why these 3 impact factors?

These 3 factors have been chosen because they are the most important indicators of climate problems caused by food production. More explanation about the factors here .

Which factor is the most important?

For global warming, CO2eq is the most important parameter, but this does not mean that the other parameters are not important. Land use and water consumption are also causing many problems worldwide, read more here.

FAQ

Where does the data come from?

The data on the CO2eq, water and land impact of the food products originates (mainly) from the RIVM and is based on a weighted average of the emissions for the average supply of this product on the Dutch market.

Why these 3 impact parameters?

These 3 factors have been chosen because they are the most important indicators of climate problems caused by food production. More explanation about the factors here.

Which factor is the most important?

For global warming, CO2eq is the most important parameter, but this does not mean that the other parameters are not important. Land use and water consumption are also causing many problems worldwide, read more here.