Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Eggs

2.632
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Eggs
You can consume
1.03
kg of Eggs to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Dairy | Food

Eggs are a valuable source of protein, with one egg corresponding to more than 10% of the daily recommended intake of protein [1]. In Europe and the USA, the average consumption of eggs is 10-15 kg per person, corresponding to 150-250 eggs [2].

Feed (wheat 60-70%, soy 10-20% and seeds) represents the majority of the GHG emissions, ranging from 50-75% [3]. To produce one kg of eggs, around 2 kg of feed are needed [4]. One hen typically produces around 20 kg of eggs [4].


[1] How much protein do you need every day? (created June 21 2019; accessed September 27 2021) https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-much-protein-do-you-need-every-day-201506188096
[2] Per capita egg consumption, 2017. Our world in data https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/per-capita-egg-consumption-kilograms-per-year
[3] Taylor, R. C., Omed, H., & Edwards-Jones, G. (2014). The greenhouse emissions footprint of free-range eggs. Poultry science, 93(1), 231-237.
[4] Cederberg, C. (2009). Greenhouse gas emissions from Swedish production of meat, milk and eggs 1990 and 2005. SIK Institutet för livsmedel och bioteknik.

Subcategories: Eggs (free-range) | Eggs (eco)

Studies

Source CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Life Cycle Impacts of Proteinrich Foods for Superwijzer
4.26
Unknown Unknown 10
Greenhouse gas emissions from Swedish production of meat, milk and eggs 1990 and 2005
1.42
Sweden Sweden 10
The greenhouse emissions footprint of free-range eggs
1.6
Unknown Unknown 10
Den store klimadatabase
0.85
Unknown Unknown 10
Mat-klimat-listan
1.5
Unknown Sweden 5
Klimatarier CO2 Rechner
2.04
Unknown Unknown 5
Pendos CO2-Zähler
1.95
Unknown Unknown 5
Meat eater's guide to climate change + health
4.83
USA USA 8
Potential contributions of food consumption patterns to climate change
2.5
Sweden Sweden 10
Greenhouse gas emissions of realistic dietary choices in Denmark: the carbon footprint and nutritional value of dairy products
2.21
Unknown Unknown 10
Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers
4.2
Unknown Unknown 10
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories
3.46
Unknown Unknown 10