Ever Wondered What Your Cheeseburger Really Costs?

July 18, 2014 by  
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Here at Inhabitat, we’ve written about the devastating true costs of fast fashion , but what about the cost of fast food? Recently, Mark Bittman wrote a piece at the New York Times calculating the true cost of a cheeseburger. By looking at carbon footprint, disease costs and even injury rates at slaughterhouses, Bittman was able to show just how much America’s love affair with fast food is costing and the numbers will have you rethinking your next meal choices. Read the rest of Ever Wondered What Your Cheeseburger Really Costs? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon footprint costs , cheeseburger carbon footprint , cheeseburger health costs , cost of fast fashion , cost of fast food , fast food carbon footprint , fast food costs , fast food health costs , Mark Bittman , New York Times Mark Bittman , obesity costs , ocean dead zone , true cost of a cheeseburger , true cost of fast fashion , true cost of fast food

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The true cost of your engagement ring

July 15, 2013 by  
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How much does that platinum band really cost? Looking beyond “blood diamonds,” precious metals also have a large environmental footprint.

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5 ways the electricity system can learn from L.A. traffic

July 15, 2013 by  
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Los Angeles' sprawing congestion has a few things to teach about how to improve energy distribution.

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Why Disney is fighting deforestation in Peru

July 15, 2013 by  
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With the help of $3.5 million from Disney, Conservation International has developed a REDD+ project in the dwindling Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru. 

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The true cost of a holiday dinner

December 20, 2012 by  
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What are the environmental impacts of that turkey and all the trimmings? There's a price.

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Why the sustainability industry needs to engage Latinos

December 13, 2012 by  
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Companies that aren't speaking to Latinos with their sustainability messaging are not being heard by the fastest-growing demographic in the nation.

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Infographic: Companies unprepared to address resource scarcities

December 13, 2012 by  
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New research shows that many businesses around the world won’t start planning until 2018. Is this too late?

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The true cost of clothing

December 12, 2012 by  
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What's the environmental cost of a pair of sneakers? Here's what the real footprint looks like.

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The true cost of personal computers

October 3, 2012 by  
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Computer, laptops and tablets continue to grow rapidly in the global marketplace. Is it sustainable? We calculated the environmental costs of computers compared to their purchase price.

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The true cost of food

August 14, 2012 by  
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What is the full natural capital cost of your morning orange juice? A debut monthly column looks at the hidden price tags.

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