Thursday 30th January

Note: Today I am on a liquid or pulverised diet following a dental appointment. Hence the choices

1 x tea with milk – 50g

Hand washing up  on gas boiler – 540g

3 minute mobile phone call – 3 x 57g =171g

1 x glass of Green smoothie (apple,banana, broccoli, spinach, parsley, mint, ginger, spirulina, wheatgrass, barleygrass and chlorella) – guesstimate 450g

1 x oatmilk cappuccino – 50g

380g Amazake rice desert – 1.8Kg

Note: Rice is a high carbon grain at 4Kg per kilo


Bamboo toothbrush – 300g

Natural eyeliner – 300g

Homemade carrot, sweet potato, celery and garlic soup – 300g

with 2 x tbsp yoghurt – 42g

1 bowl of apple puree – 300g

2 hours TV video on demand – 176g

Time online – approx 5 hours –

Data and servers – 5 x 50 = 250g

Device – iphone – 5 x 12g = 60g

Tweets 50 – 50 x 0.02 =1g

Fridge – 64g

3 wordpress blogs – ?

2 thoughts on “Thursday 30th January

  1. I never considered the relative carbon cost of various grains before. Is rice high carbon because it is imported or because of its processing? Your blog is a wonderful source, thank you.

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    1. Hi Katy, Yes Rice is high carbon because of production. Methane from paddy fields and /or high use of fertiliser rather than transport.

      Mike Berners-Lee covers rice carbon footprint on page 89 of ‘How Bad are Bananas’

      2.5kg CO2e per kilo efficiently produced
      4 Kg CO2e per kilo ( average)
      6.1Kg per kilo (inefficient production with excessive use of nitrogen fertiliser)

      As a comparison wheat, barley, rye around 0.7Kg CO2e per kilo


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