Climate Change Impacts and Emissions
One of the first environmental impacts people are mostly concerned with is that of emissions and this is the first comparison they give between Violife vegan cheeses and dairy cheese.
The average climate change impacts of Violife Products assessed across recipes and markets is 2.8 CO2-eq per kg of product whereas the average impact for dairy cheese across markets is 8.4 CO2-eq. Violife Products have an overall average savings of 72% compared to dairy cheese.
Straight off, you have a 72% savings on co2e emissions compared to their counterpart dairy cheese options that they are comparing to.
This was averaged out over the 20 Violife products with each showing how well they rated in terms of co2e and each of their dairy offerings as well.
They found that Violife Products vary between 2.2 and 3.2 kg CO2-eq per kg of product and dairy cheese varied between 6.1 and 11.9 kg CO2-eq per kg dairy cheese
The worst case scenario for Violife was with the Violife Feta Flavour and if that was consumed in the United States, with a 3.2 CO2-eq per kg.
With the worst dairy cheese alternative to Violife being a dairy cheddar that was purchased in the United Kingdom and a 11.9 CO2-eq per kg.