We have been working with the Bristolian zero-waste store Smaller Footprints to help calculate the carbon footprints of each product for sale.
Smaller Footprints focuses on decreasing single-use packaging by wholesale bulk orders. This means that their packaging footprint is remarkably small. Summated across all 103 products analysed the total CO2e amounts to 1.38% of the total CO2e breakdown. In context, Tesco’s latest report outlines their packaging contribution to be 7% of the store's carbon footprint (20,860 tonnes CO2e).
We also found that due to the storage and product type, food waste is negligible at Smaller Footprints. Worldwide, food waste by retailers and consumers is estimated to be 9% of total food emissions. This is slightly higher than all of the emissions from aviation.
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