Here are some facts taken from this link*:
“One half of all US water resources are used to grow meat”.
“Pass up one hamburger, and you'll save as much water as you save by taking 40 showers with a low-flow nozzle”.
“Meat eaters require 14 times as much water for their diets as do vegetarians”
“In the USA, 20 times as much energy is required to produce one calorie of animal food as is required to produce one calorie of vegetable food”
“According to the Environmental Protection Agency, factory farming pollutes U.S. waterways more than all industrial sources combined”
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Living as a vegetarian is clearly a more compassionate way to live. Vegetarians do not contribute to the practices involved in intensive animal farming and meat production.
By not participating in the meat industry vegetarians contribute much to a more sustainable way of living in our world. According to Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in a speech in Geneva on January 15, 2008: “One of the best ways to fight global warming is to adopt a vegetarian diet”.
In our business all the food containers and utensils we use are either fully compostable or recyclable. We also keep our food waste to a minimum and any food waste we do end up with is composted. All of our waste packaging is recycled.
We are registered with Origin Green, a sustainability program set up by Bord Bia. This commits us to aspiring to operate in the most sustainable way possible in the fields of raw material sourcing, manufacturing processes and social sustainability.