Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Soy milk

0.921
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Soy milk
You can consume
2.93
kg of Soy milk to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Milk replacements | Dairy replacements | Food

Soy milk, also known as soy drink on the European market, is made from soaked soy beans that are ground and boiled1. You need about 125 grams of soy beans to make 1 liter of soy milk2


  1. Soy milk. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_milk, accessed 24 Nov 2022 

  2. How to make soy milk? https://www.soya.be/how-to-make-soy-milk.php, accessed 24 Nov 2022 

Subcategories: Soy drink | Soy milk (eco)

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Environmental and economic effects of changing to shelf-stable dairy or soy milk for the breakfast in the classroom program Table 1;
LCA based on Birgersson S, Karlsson B-S, Söderlund L. Soy Milk – An Attributional Life Cycle Assessment Examining the Potential Environmental Impact of Soy Milk. Stockholm, Sweden; May 2009
2 steps added relative to the 0.215 kg CO2/kg from Birgersson et al.:
- Distribution and school storage, 0.177 kg CO2e/kg
- Opened milk carton disposal, 0.122 kg CO2e/kg
0.531
USA USA 9
Soy Milk–an attributional life cycle assessment examining the potential environmental impact of soy milk Soy beans from Brazil, production in Belgium, retail in Sweden.
0.215
Brazil Sweden 5
Comparative life cycle assessment of milk and plant-based alternatives
3.27
USA USA 10
Greenhouse gas emissions of realistic dietary choices in Denmark: the carbon footprint and nutritional value of dairy products Table 1; including waste; excluding waste: 0.4
0.43
Unknown Unknown 8
RIVM Database Milieubelasting Voedingsmiddelen Soja drink, naturel
0.76
Unknown Netherlands 5
Environmental impact of plant-based foods Climate impact is likely well below 0.7 kg CO2e per kg, due to lower impact from shorter transport than assessed in the studies identified. The shorter transport is because the product is likely to be produced in Europe, for the European market.. Studies: 5
0.7
Unknown Unknown 6
Klimatarier CO2 Rechner Soja Drink
0.67
Unknown Unknown 5
The Alpro Sustainable Development Report 2013
0.25
Unknown Unknown 2
Ökologische Fußabdrücke von Lebensmitteln und Gerichten in Deutschland (IFEU) Milch-Ersatz, Sojadrink
0.4
Unknown Germany 6
Life Cycle Impacts of Proteinrich Foods for Superwijzer uncertified
0.89
Unknown Unknown 0
Life Cycle Impacts of Proteinrich Foods for Superwijzer certified
0.61
Unknown Unknown 4
Den store klimadatabase Soymilk, with added calcium, Agriculture: 0.05, iLUC: 0.03, Food processing: 0.1, Packaging: 0.08, Transport: 0.11
0.38
Unknown Unknown 5
Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers Figure 1
1.0
Unknown Unknown 8
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories Table 5 Median; #LCA studies: 2; #GWP values: 8; Mean: 0.88; Stdev: 0.27; Min: 0.66; Max: 1.4
0.75
Unknown Unknown 8

Recipes

*only recipes with more than 50 grams of Soy milk are shown.
Recipes