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

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    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.

    Period25 Jan 2018 → 25 Jan 2018

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    • food
    • sandwiches
    • carbon emissions
    • carbon footprint
    • food sustainability