'Food miles' table
The table below shows energy usage per tonne per km in transporting food.
1 unit is the energy required to boil water for 2 cups of coffee.
It's NOT the miles that count, it's the method!
|Ship - bulk carrier
|Ship - RORO
|Transit van - full
|Air - long haul
|Air - short haul
|Small diesel car (10kg of shopping)
|Medium diesel car
|Small petrol car
|Medium petrol car
|Large petrol car
Source: Sjoerd Vogts. He got it from SUSTAIN and Elm Farm Research Centre
This table shows the CO2 equivalent in grammes to prepare a cup
of tea or coffee
|Cup of black tea or coffee, boiling only the water you need
|Cup of white tea or coffee, boiling only the water you need
|Cup of white tea or coffee, boiling double the water you need
Source: Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark, Guardian 17.6.2010, quoting Mike
Berners-Lee's book "How bad are bananas? The carbon footprint of everything"
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