PureOaty has ‘lowest emissions’ in oat drink market, Glebe Farm Foods claims
British plant-based drinks brand PureOaty has a lower carbon footprint than any other oat drink on the UK market, its owner Glebe Farm Foods has claimed.
A carbon accounting study conducted in May by NFU Energy found the drink had an average footprint of 0.29kg of CO2 equivalent per litre – lower than other major alt milk brands, it said. For example the figure was some 0.03kg per litre lower than the claims made by Oatly’s lowest-emitting organic variant, according to data for Oatly by CarbonCloud.
In comparison to the average GHG emissions of UK-produced dairy milk – 1,600kg per tonne of end product – PureOaty weighed in 82% lower at 288.71kg per tonne.
Incorporating CO2, methane and nitrous oxide emissions throughout PureOaty’s supply chain from cultivation through to distribution, the study found most of Glebe’s emissions stemmed from UHT processing and packing emissions (52%), with another 21% coming from upstream packaging emissions.
According to the report, these emissions could be lowered by increasing the proportion of energy the company already generates from renewable sources – namely solar power and biomass – altering motor-driven equipment and adding more recycled material to its packs.Source: https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/plant-based/pureoaty-has-lowest-emissions-in-oat-drink-market-glebe-farm-foods-claims/658106.article