How Greenway managed
to serve the first
climate positive burger
in Belgium

The climate is changing considerably, global warming is rising towards the top of the political agenda and we’re all making an effort to live more sustainably. At Greenway, we’re convinced that we can all become climate warriors. With our plant-based products, we try to convince as many people as possible of veg cuisine. That means no eat. And what’s more: the Greenway Burger also produces no carbon emissions. How we managed to produce a burger that is 94% more sustainable that a classic meat burger, but that is also completely carbon neutral? Keep on reading.

“By doing what’s possible, we achieve the impossible.”

– Cedric Hanet, partner Greenway

The manufacturing process
Companies that grow crops, process food and transport the end product, consume energy and produce carbon emissions. This is the inevitable consequence of small- and large-scale manufacturing. At Greenway, we try our best to limit production-related carbon emissions: local production, food waste reduction, sensible partnerships, … We continually improve our manufacturing process to limit our climate impact. We measure and minimize our carbon emissions, offsetting the remainder with carbon credits.

 

Real compensation for the remaining carbon emissions
“Carbon credits?” you wonder. A carbon credit is a tradable permit that represents the right to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide or any other greenhouse gas. The principle behind it is pretty straightforward: you can use carbon credits to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. There are multiple ways you can earn these credits. At Greenway, we decided to invest in a pilot project in Ghana (West-Africa) supported by CO2logic to offset our emissions.

Because of lack of access to electricity, people in Ghana use traditional firewood and charcoal stoves that aren’t sustainable. Burning wood immediately releases carbon. By replacing these polluting and inefficient charcoal stoves with modern, efficient cookstoves with the The Gyapa Improved Cookstoves climate project, we compensate the remaining carbon emissions produced by the Greenway Burger.

 

The future is now
Greenway strongly targets its efforts at sustainably producing our food. The fact that we also make a major social contribution by investing in the Ghanaian project is in an added bonus. Do you also want to live in a more climate-friendly way? Buy a Greenway Burger, plant-based and tasty! In addition, you will help a lot of families in Ghana with your purchase.

The benefits for the Ghanaian people and society

Improved indoor and outdoor air quality: the new stoves are more efficient and generate less smoke.

Fuel cost reduction: as families need to buy less wood pellets, Ghanaian families will benefit financially

Low carbon emissions: the project would reduce carbon emissions by up to 592,090 tons less carbon dioxide per year.

Less deforestation and more biodiversity due to the fall in demand for wooden pellets.

The local population takes care of the production, distribution and sales of the new cooking stoves.

Due to the reduction in fuel cost, families are able to invest their money and improve their livelihoods

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