VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: What is the environmental impact of your lunch-time sandwich?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 25/1/2018

Description

Do you take a packed lunch to work or buy a sandwich from the shop? The carbon footprint of your sandwich could be having a major impact on greenhouse gas emissions according to new research.

Researchers at The University of Manchester have carried out the first ever study looking at the carbon footprint of sandwiches, both home-made and pre-packaged. They considered the whole life cycle of sandwiches, including the production of ingredients, sandwiches and their packaging, as well as food waste discarded at home and elsewhere in the supply chain.

Media coverage

TitleHere’s which sandwiches are most damaging to the environment
Media name/outletThe Metro
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/01/18
DescriptionThe number of sandwiches eaten each year in the UK has the same impact on the environment as eight million cars, scientists claim.

URLmetro.co.uk/2018/01/25/sandwiches-damaging-environment-7258969/
PersonsAdisa Azapagic
TitleUK sandwich habit 'as bad for the environment as eight million cars'
Media name/outletSky News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/01/18
DescriptionThe UK's annual consumption of sandwiches has the same environmental impact as around eight million cars, scientists have claimed.
URLhttps://news.sky.com/story/uk-sandwich-habit-as-bad-for-the-environment-as-eight-million-cars-11221631
PersonsAdisa Azapagic
TitleScientists reveal which SANDWICHES are worst for the environment - here's how your favourite stacked up
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/01/18
DescriptionResearchers from the University of Manchester have carried out the first ever study looking at the carbon footprint of sandwiches, considering the life cycle from production of ingredients to food waste
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/scientists-reveal-sandwiches-worst-environment-11909006
PersonsAdisa Azapagic
TitleRevealed: The Worst Sandwiches For The Environment
Media name/outletHuffington Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/01/18
DescriptionYour daily shop-bought butty might be delicious but, according to a new study rating the carbon footprint of the nation’s favourite sandwiches, buying ready-made is definitely not good for the planet.
URLwww.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/revealed-the-worst-sandwiches-for-the-environment_uk_5a689a61e4b0e56300756aad
PersonsAdisa Azapagic
TitleHow green is your sandwich? Why switching to egg and cress could help save the planet
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/01/18
DescriptionWhen the 4th Earl of Sandwich ordered his meat to be served between two slices of bread to avoid disrupting a card game, he probably did not expect his action would affect future global temperatures 250 years later.
URLwww.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/25/green-sandwich-switching-egg-cress-could-help-save-planet/
PersonsAdisa Azapagic
TitleScientists calculate carbon emissions of your sandwich
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/01/18
DescriptionIt’s a staple of the British diet and a popular choice for a quick and easy lunch. But new research reveals the carbon footprint of the humble sandwich could be fuelling harmful greenhouse emissions.

The worst offender is revealed as the ready-made “all-day breakfast” sandwich, crammed with egg, bacon and sausage.

Researchers at the University of Manchester carried out the first ever study of the carbon footprint of sandwiches – both home-made and ready-made. They considered the entire life cycle of sandwiches, including the production of ingredients, packaging, refrigeration and food waste.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/25/scientists-calculate-carbon-emissions-of-your-sandwich
PersonsAdisa Azapagic