Environmental Footprint

Raise a glass of our nutritious, plant-based, and oh-so-tasty beverages, and by doing so you’re also avoiding the environmental burdens associated with dairy milk.

comparative carbon footprint

To make every carton of dairy milk you first need cows to produce that milk, and cattle are responsible for enormous environmental burdens caused by the energy demands to produce cattle feed, the tons of fresh water required, methane release from belching, and things we’ll leave to your imagination like “manure management.” These are things you simply don’t need to make plant-based beverages like our So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk and Almond Plus Almond Milk.

comparative carbon footprint

Based on Life Cycle Assessment Data. Dairy milk CO2 data extracted from 2012 U.S. Dairy Innovation Center LCA. All other data from a 2012 LCA that was peer-reviewed in accordance with ISO 14040. Data shown to represent proportional values, not absolute values due to differences in methodology that may exist between these two LCAs.

Comparing the Environmental Impact of Leading Non-dairy Beverages

Did you know that among the leading non-dairy beverages, our coconut milk has one of the lowest environmental footprints around? According to a recent critically reviewed Life Cycle Assessment, So Delicious Coconut Milk greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are six times less than conventional soymilk, and energy demands are 60 percent less. That’s because our coconuts get abundant rainfall, and they’re organically grown and harvested with minimal mechanical inputs. Check out the chart below and see for yourself!

comparative environmental impact of leading non-dairy beverages

environmental impact category definitions

Energy Demand - Energy requirements of a process/product, including energy from renewable and non-renewable resources.
Global Warming - A relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere.
Ozone Depletion - Measures the potential contribution of emissions to stratospheric ozone depletion.
Water Consumption - Includes water withdrawn from one source and returned to another source, water that is evaporated in the process, or water in the product.
Acidification - Measures the potential impact of emissions’ acidifying effect on the environment (e.g. acid rain).
Eutrophication - Measures the potential impact of adding nutrients to the environment (e.g. algal bloom).
Smog - Measures the potential impact of emissions on the formation of ground level ozone (smog).
Solid Waste - Any wastes resulting from fuel extraction and combustion, processing, or post-consumer disposal.