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Steak with potatoes

https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_co2_1970676-2.png5.13 kg CO2eq         *
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_water-water_1235535-2.png62.95 L water           *
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_Barn_2129633-2.png 2.73 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: Beef Steak (150 grams), Potatoes (100 grams), Oil (olive) (4 grams), Lettuce (30 grams), Tomato (30 grams), Cucumber (30 grams), Onion (raw) (20 grams), Mayonnaise ( 30 grams).

Compare the climate impact of this meal

Compared to a 1-person portion

48 KM

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

5.2 Minutes

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

30 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).

Chicken 150 grams instead of beef steak 150 grams
52%
less CO2eq emissions.
Vegetarian burger 150 grams instead of beef steak 150 grams
81%
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 69% better
  • Water: Risotto is 2% worse
  • Land:   Risotto is 82% better
  • CO2eq: Bolognese is 26% better
  • Water: Bolognese is 28% better
  • Land:   Bolognese is 34% better
  • CO2eq: Burger is 16% better
  • Water: Burger is 59% better
  • Land:   Burger is 67% 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.

  • Beef steak 92%
  • Mayonnaise 3%
  • Potatoes 2%
  • Cucumber 1%
  • Other 11%
  • Beef steak 60%
  • Olive oil 24%
  • Tomato 5%
  • Cucumber 4%
  • Other 7%
  • Beef steak 85%
  • Mayonnaise 9%
  • Olive oil 4%
  • Potatoes 1%
  • Other 1%

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.