Food production and consumption is responsible for one- quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with the largest contributor being meat production.
Our diet and food choices have a significant impact on carbon emission footprints and our health.
Whether your business is involved in production or selling of food, or whether food is consumed on your premises it would be good to consider where you get your supply from and what you offer. Buying local and providing plant food-based options can significantly reduce not only your business-related carbon emissions but can help motivate people make a healthier choice and do their bit for their environment.
One element in business that is sometimes overseen is food waste, if your business handles food or food is consumed at your premises you may want to consider having a food waste digester or even composting. A food waste digester will breakdown food that isn’t suitable for a composter, creating fertiliser that can be used to grow more or use on gardens. For hints and tips on composting visit the Durham County Council website