CO2 comparison tool

Do your own CO2-Research

The CO2 footprint indicates the amount of greenhouse gases released by an activity, product or action. Our ALPLA CO2 Comparison Tool enables a quick comparison of a specific amount of CO2 with a wide range of products and activities. It shows that plastic packaging has a very small impact on each individual’s carbon footprint.

1 average European produces 8.100 kg CO₂/year

1 average American produces 14.400 kg CO₂/year

Enter your chosen amount of CO₂ here:

This equates to:

1 l PET bottles (produced in Germany)

1 l reusable PET water bottles (produced in Germany)

250 ml HDPE bottles (produced in Germany)

500 ml aluminium cans for soft drinks (produced in Germany)

1 l reusable glass bottles (produced in Germany)

caps for PET bottles (produced in Germany)

trees with their annual CO₂ sequestration

times the CO₂ emissions of the average European citizen

times the annual CO₂ emissions of the average car

single Economy flights between Zurich and London

hamburgers with fries

portions of spaghetti with tomato sauce

Google searches

manufactured smartphones

If you want to know more about plastics and the impact on the environment, explore the myth around plastics.