A new online calculator tool which is run by the Vegan Society with Plant Friendly Food shows how much greenhouse gasses a McDonald’s Double Big Mac releases.
The new online tool called Plate Up For The Planet which is run by the society shows that a Double Big Mac releases nearly the same amount of greenhouse gasses as a 14.95 miles of a car journey.
The carbon calculator shows that a Big Mac produces 2.35kg of CO2 being produced, whilst a Double Big Mac produces 4.46kg which is the equivalent of a petrol car driving 14.95 miles.
Large fries produce just 0.15kg of CO2 and the McPlant needs only 0.12kg of carbon dioxide to make the burger.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said, “We take our responsibility around the climate incredibly seriously, and recently launched our Plan for Change which sets out a series of ambitious goals that will help us accelerate our efforts to reduce our impact on the planet.
“This includes our aim to achieve net zero emissions across our entire business and value chain in the UK & Ireland, by 2040.
“We are committed to leading the change on beef sustainability; Our Better Grazing research project is helping us understand the benefits of using regenerative principals when it comes to beef farming, and we were founding members of both the UK Cattle Sustainability Platform and the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability.
“We continue to share our learnings with our farmers and suppliers to ensure we’re working as sustainably as possible.”