Reducing CO2 emissions by consuming our extremely efficient meals.

July 25th 2019

Due to several reasons, consuming Queal results in producing less CO2 per meal. For example, food waste and food production both contribute considerably to CO2 emissions in our industry. But what is CO2, why is it considered bad and what have we accomplished so far? In this blog, you will read all about your Queal meals and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Why we think it's important.

CO2, also known as carbon dioxide, is a gas that cars, boats, planes and buses produce. But not only means of transport are guilty of this. Also, humans, animals, and processes ensure the creation of these gasses. There’s nothing wrong with the natural production by humans and animals itself. The problem is that, since we produce a lot more due to human actions, the amount of CO2 moving into the atmosphere is quite dangerous. The CO2 emissions create an invisible layer around our earth, resulting in the so-called greenhouse effect and global warming.

Why it's important to you.

It is time to make some changes when it comes to CO2 emissions. In 2018, the highest level of CO2 emission was found and in the past 250 years, we’ve produced 40% more CO2 than ever before. This higher levels of CO2 in our atmosphere have all kinds of consequences. Just to name some:

  • The amount of rainfall will rise and temperatures such as much colder or way hotter will arise.
  • Many animals will not be able to live in their natural habitat, with the extinction of different breeds as a result.
  • Increasing water acidification will affect coral reefs and species that live there.

In what way and size the greenhouse effect will continue highly depend on our habits and attitude. Nevertheless, a warmer earth will have consequences, and the warmer the more. It’s not only up to the government and companies to take their responsibility - also you, as an individual, will play an important role in these developments.

What we’ve accomplished so far.

Relative to ‘normal’ food, Queal is extremely efficient. At some stage in the production cycle, on average, 40% of all food produced is thrown away. Queal clocks in at a near 0% food waste. This means relative to 'normal' food, it takes approximately 40% less CO2 to produce the same amount of caloric intake when using Queal. Additionally, using our meals (or ordering food online in general) reduces supermarket trips, general infrastructure load, etc. The estimated emission reduction from this is approximately 69gr of CO2 per meal, based on a reduction of supermarket trips due to Queal of about 50%.

At Queal, we keep an eye on these stats on a personal level. In case you’re curious to see what your impact is on the reduction of CO2 - head over to the effects page on your dashboard.

Take a look at your personal dashboard.