When shopping for food we don’t always think of its impact on the environment. At One Earth we’ve made it a focus.
Eating more whole plants helps the planet breathe
Eating animals and the products they produce is an inefficient way to feed ourselves. Livestock need a lot of land. This means instead of planting CO2-hungry trees we’re cutting them down.
Producing animal protein requires up to 17 times as much land as vegetable protein, up to 26 times as much water, and up to 7 times as much phosphate, a dwindling natural resource1. Growing 1 kilogram of beef requires around 10 kilograms of plant food2 and produces emissions nearly 70 times those of 1 kilogram of oats3. Yes, 70 times.
Our plant-based breakfasts are designed to give people confidence to move towards more planet friendly eating by eating more whole plants and less animal products.
Taking waste out of the equation
One Earth is aiming for zero waste. Our specially designed reusable postal bags are 100% plant based. When you receive your order, remove the products, roll the bag up, and put it in the post – it comes with a return address and postage. You might get the same bag through your mailbox again in the future!
Eventually we hope to use home compostable cereal bags to reduce waste even further.
1Quantification of the environmental impact of different dietary protein choices – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
2Livestock’s long shadow – Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
3Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK