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Pasta tuna

https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_co2_1970676-2.png1.82 kg CO2eq         **
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_water-water_1235535-2.png43.68 L water           ***
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_Barn_2129633-2.png 0.35 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: Pasta (80 grams), Tuna (canned) (100 grams), Tomato sauce (glass) (125 grams), Onion (raw) (50 grams), Olives (glass) (20 grams), Oil (olive) (4 grams) , Herbs.

Compare the climate impact of this meal

Compared to a 1-person portion

17 KM

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

3.6 Minutes

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

4 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).

Canned salmon (wild catch) 100 grams instead of Tuna 100 grams
59%
less CO2eq emissions.
Cod fillet 100 grams instead of Tuna (can) 100 grams
42%
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 12% better
  • Water: Risotto is 46% worse
  • Land:   Risotto is 43% worse
  • CO2eq: Bolognese is 109% worse
  • Water: Bolognese is 4% worse
  • Land:   Bolognese is 414% worse
  • CO2eq: Burger is 138% worse
  • Water: Burger is 40% better
  • Land:   Burger is 154% worse

Impact of the ingredients

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

  • Tuna 80%
  • Tomato sauce 8%
  • Pasta 7%
  • Olives 3%
  • Other 5%
  • Olive oil 35%
  • Olives 32%
  • Tomato sauce 14%
  • Tuna 13%
  • Other 6%
  • Olive oil 34%
  • Olives 31%
  • Pasta 16%
  • Tomato sauce 15%
  • Other 5%

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.