If beef forms part of a person’s diet, it accounts for a significant proportion of an individual’s own GHG output. Replacing some or all of your beef consumption will reduce your environmental impact.

A standard portion size for minced beef is 125g. 125g of beef produces 12.4kg of greenhouse gas emissions. If you cut out minced beef for one meal a week you would save 646kg of greenhouse gas emissions in a year. A steak is double this. A portion of steak is approximately 250g which produces 25kg of greenhouse gas emissions.

Weigh how much beef you use in a typical week. Every 1g of beef produces 99.48g of greenhouse gas emissions.

Think how much you could reduce your carbon impact (CO2e) if you cut out even one beef meal per week for a year!

In the above example of steak, if 1 million people cut out one steak meal a week for a year it would save 1.3 million metric tonnes of CO2e emissions. That’s the equivalent of taking 680,000 ICE (internal combustion engine) cars off the road for a year.

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