Do Potato Chips Have a Larger Carbon Footprint Than Cement?

April 10, 2010 by  
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A recent report from the Carbon Trust notes that there are ” more carbon emissions from crisps (potato chips) than cement .” Although it may be a surprising bit of news at first, it conceals the greater issue of scale. Undoubtedly though, someone is certain to rail against potato chips and argue that we don’t need to worry about cement production when snack foods are the bigger problem. While the Carbon Trust’s statement is factually correct from one perspective, as the famous saying goes, there are ” Lies, damned lies, and statistics “, so let’s talk about numbers a bit.

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Do Potato Chips Have a Larger Carbon Footprint Than Cement?

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