Reducing methane emissions by 30 percent to address climate change

Lancashire diary farm Brades Farm have been working with a Swiss argo-science company to pilot a feed supplement, significantly reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from their herds.

Around three-quarters of a flat white’s carbon footprint is from the diary milk. Lancashire diary farm Brades have been working with the Swiss argo-science company Mootral to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by adding a garlic and citrus supplement to their herds feed. The result is a 30% reduce in the herds’ methane emissions.

Methane reduction trail at Brades Farm, Lancashire

As part of our series on coffee’s carbon footprint, United Baristas is encouraging coffee shops to reduce their milk carbon footprint by 20% in 2020.

This can be readily achieved by many businesses by:

  • purchasing milk from a diary with a lower carbon footprint
  • encourage consumers to switch to lower carbon footprint mylks
  • change which mylks, or mylk suppliers, you provide
  • promoting espresso, filter, and small milk coffee sales
  • a bit of all of the above

Learn more about the environmental impacts of milk and mylks, and find out how you can reduce your environmental impacts in 2020 in our recent article Milk Matters.

Available until 7 January 2021

Updated on 6 August 2020

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