Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your ice cream treat? No? We have! Based on existing external studies, emission factors and real data from our machine technology, we have calculated the CO2 consumption of soft ice cream.

A soft ice cream portion of about 70 g consumes approx. 50 % less CO2 than a comparably wrapped Ice lolly/Ice cream, Magnum and the like. But why is that?

Soft ice cream is comparatively low in CO2 because

  • it does not have to be produced and stored in a frozen condition
  • there is no need to transport it from the warehouse to the customer in a frozen condition.
  • there is no necessity for the customer to store it in a frozen condition.
  • has a significantly better volume ratio during transport
  • has a lower volume of outer packaging

What does this mean for companies offering soft ice cream?

With a sales volume of 50,000 kg of soft ice cream per year, you save 17.6 t of CO2 by deciding in favour of soft ice cream, which is equivalent to 89,000 car miles not driven. That corresponds to 3.5 circumnavigations of the earth.

Is your company committed to sustainability? Then check your product range in terms of ice cream enjoyment! We would be happy to invite you to a virtual or personal expedition into the world of soft ice cream at the Ireks U.k. Ltd/Luna UK premises in Shoeburyness, Essex.  Discover the advantages of our technology and how you can contribute to environmental protection with soft ice cream in the catering trade!

Ireks U.k. Ltd/Luna UK has long been committed to sustainability. This can be seen, for example, in the recent switch to “green” electricity at our headquarters in Kulmbach and at our service centres, or in the fact that we abandoned palm oil in our soft ice cream mix many years ago

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