Have you ever wondered about the carbon and water footprint in your food plate? Or in the clothes you wear? Have a look at the numbers and find out how you can make more sustainable decisions

Food, clothing and transport are basic needs, objects and services. Even the most trivial products may have a some kind of impact on the environment. In order to produce one kilogram of beef, for example, a little over 27 kilograms of CO² (a measurement unit for emission of carbon dioxide and equivalent gases in the production of greenhouse effect) is emitted into the atmosphere. Even drinking water has a water footprint: for each liter of H2O we drink, about 400 ml is lost. Discover the water and carbon impact of things that are part of our daily lives and learn of alternatives to reduce your ecological footprint.

Infográfico: impacto ambiental

Content published in August 14, 2019

What Braskem is doing about it?

The use of plastic for sustainable development is one of Braskem’s goals. Through its startup acceleration program, Braskem Labs, the company develops technological, innovative, and sustainable alternatives for the use of these materials and even their application in the food industry. The 2018 edition of Braskem Labs supports the startups Intelligent Food (which develops a process that increases the expiry date of food without resorting to conservatives or chemical additives, maintaining its original characteristics and excluding the need for refrigeration) and Nanometallis (which develops a technological PVC with functionalized nanoparticles with fungicide and bactericide function, which increase the shelf-life of  industrialized, processed, and in natura foods, reducing waste and contributing to better public and food health).  

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