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According to a student project LCA study on tropical fruits at the university of Freiburg1, avocados produced in Mexico and consumed in Germany produce 1.38 kg CO2e per kg of avocados. ~50% (0.7 kg CO2e) could be attributed to production, ~40% (0.5 kg CO2e) to transport, and ~10% (0.15 kg CO2e) to packaging. The transport included 1200 km transport by refrigerated lorry (~60% of the transport CO2e emissions) and 9600 km transport by a temperature controlled freight ship (~40%).
Life Cycle Assessment of Three Tropical Fruits (Avocado, Banana, Pineapple) http://www.blog.industrialecology.uni-freiburg.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/LCA_tropical_fruits_Julian_Egle_Tobias_Bahmer_Peiman_Hadjian.pdf ↩
Subcategories: Avocados (eco)