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Vegetarian burger with fries

https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_co2_1970676-2.png1.63 kg CO2eq         ***
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_water-water_1235535-2.png26.04 L water           ****
https://foodfootprint.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/noun_Barn_2129633-2.png 0.89 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 (50 grams), Vegetarian hamburger (100 grams), Tomato (30 grams), Onion (raw) (10 grams), Cucumber (20 grams), Lettuce (20 grams), Fries (150 grams), Mayonnaise (30 grams).

Compare the climate impact of this meal

Compared to a 1-person portion

15.3 KM

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

2.2 Minutes

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

10 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).

Potatoes 150 grams instead of Fries 150 grams
48%
less CO2eq emissions.
Brown beans 100 grams instead of vegetarian burger 100 grams
12%
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 2% better
  • Water: Risotto is 146% worse
  • Land:   Risotto is 44% better
  • CO2eq: Bolognese is 133% worse
  • Water: Bolognese is 74% worse
  • Land:   Bolognese is 102% worse
  • CO2eq: Burger is 165% worse
  • Water: Burger is equal
  • Land:   Burger is equal

Impact of the ingredients

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

  • Fries 56%
  • Vegetarian burger 23%
  • Mayonnaise 10%
  • White bun 4%
  • Other 11%
  • Fries 51%
  • Vegetarian burger 17%
  • Tomato 12%
  • Cucumber 7%
  • Other 14%
  • Fries 45%
  • Mayonnaise 27%
  • Vegetarian burger 20%
  • White bun 6%
  • Other 2%

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.