- Feb 23, 2016
Wonder what percentage of CO2 emissions are from carbonated beverages? Maybe I shouldn't mention it, some loony greenie will want to ban carbonation even though it only makes some infinitesimal difference. Even though distributing them probably causes 1000 times more emissions.1. Because I said so.
2. Because I'm so tired of hearing about CO2 this and CO2 that, and I saw an article about a shortage of it.
EDIT to add: Seems some reasonable ball park estimates are for the USA, carbonation is .001% of total emissions. The cost to make the bottle distribute it etc is far higher, but those costs are the same for any beverage minus the carbonation.
PS-Just received some new hiking shoes. Guaranteed carbon neutral. That probably didn't include the UPS delivery however.