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Carbon Labelling

Learn more about how pale green dot use carbon footprints and how you can use them in your resturant

Download our super easy E-Book or One Pager Quick Guide in order to understand fully how Pale Green Dot complete life cycle assessments, use carbon labelling, utilise our Emission Scale System and how you can use these to improve your restaurants sustainability.

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What is a life cycle assessment?

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analysis of the impact a product or service has on the world around it. We look at every stage of our produce’s life cycle, considering each of the above stages.

What is carbon labelling?

This is the practice of displaying a product’s carbon footprint. Carbon Labelling can be used like nutritional labelling to give consumers more information about the product, or dish they’re purchasing.

All Produce

Pale Green Dot Produce

Emission Scale System

How does pale green dot implement carbon labelling?

Pale Green Dot commits to sourcing the lowest impact growers for each of our product lines, so you can be assured that if you are purchasing Pale Green Dot bananas for example, though these will always be higher impact than our own grown beetroots, we have done the research to ensure they were as sustainably sourced as possible. Our Emissions Scale System allows you to see which items on our product list have the lightest carbon footprint at any given time, so you can make informed decisions, at a glance as to how to build the lowest emission dishes for your menu.

A quarter of global Greenhouse Gas emissions come from food

Poore & Nemecek, 2018

How the emissions scale works

After rating the produce we supply from lowest to highest impact, relative to one another, we use a scale of green dots on the price list, to indicate higher and lower emission items. A dark green dot represents produce with the highest impact while a light green indicates the lowest.

What is CO2-e/kg?

The figures for greenhouse gas emissions, which tell us the carbon footprint of a product, are in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-e). This is a unit that converts the impact of different kinds of greenhouse gases, like methane and nitrous oxide, to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. We calculate the carbon footprint per kilogram of produce, so the final value looks like this: CO2-e/kg.

CO2-e/kg