World’s 13 biggest dairy companies produce nearly same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as entire UK, says report

The 13 largest dairy companies cause almost the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions each year as the whole of the UK, a new report has revealed.

The study, carried out by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in the US and called “Milking the Planet”, found that the level of these businesses’ emissions has risen significantly in recent years.

From 2015 to 2017, there was an 11 per cent increase in the greenhouse gases (GHG) produced by these 13 firms, equivalent to burning 13.6 billion litres of petrol on top of their former rate of pollution.

Some of the companies’ emissions have leapt by as much as 30 per cent over the same two-year period.

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