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Carbon counting: How your Friday night snack is impacting the environment

For many people, a Friday or Saturday night grab-and-go meal is a well-deserved treat after a week of cooking and washing up. But for those trying to track their carbon footprint, it can come as a shock to learn just how bad for the environment home-delivered food can be.

A UK study published by energy company Uswitch found that the carbon footprint of households that spend €50 a week on takeaway food is up to 450 per cent higher than that of households that do not have groceries delivered. It’s not hard to understand why – take-out food has traditionally come in single-use plastic containers, and its convenience comes at a cost to the environment.

https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/carbon-counting-how-your-friday-night-takeaway-is-affecting-the-environment-41857813.html Carbon counting: How your Friday night snack is impacting the environment

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