Eating plant products is the fastest way to an effective climate approach! No less than 15% of CO2 emissions are accounted for by the bio-industry. The area needed for all of our animals and their feeds also causes a lot of deforestation - 80% of the deforestation in the Amazon is by livestock farmers. to be sure: the soy in our soy drink comes from the Netherlands.
Food transport can also have an impact on the climate: Verpakkings Vrij Vegan works together with local suppliers as much as possible. Most of our products are made in greater Amsterdam and often from Dutch ingredients.
A lot of food is packed in plastic, but only 5% of all plastic is recycled. Making packaging costs energy, as does processing waste. If that processing succeeds: 8 million tons of plastic end up in the sea every year. Many areas are working on more recycling and other half-way solutions, but often we can also do without packaging. Towards a waste-free or even waste-free life!
In the Netherlands, 1.8 million animals are slaughtered every day, mostly chickens and chicks. Yet we also kill an average of 42,000 pigs and 6,000 cows. Many of these animals live in poor conditions and are fattened up so quickly that they sink through their legs. Dairy cows do not have a good life either: the average lifespan of dairy cattle is less than six years, while a cow normally lives 15 to 25 years old. After five years, however, the cow is already so emaciated that she starts to give less milk and is therefore killed. A dairy cow has to have a calf every year to continue to milk: the boys are immediately killed, the girls are quickly taken away from their mother because otherwise they would drink the milk. Animal-friendly meat does not exist, but animal-friendly dairy is also a long way off.
Most vegans eat healthier than people who eat a lot of animal products. Eating vegan reduces the risk of cancer, vegans have up to 75% less risk of high blood pressure and 42% less risk of death from heart disease. It is important to ensure that you get enough protein. The meat and dairy substitutes from Verpakkings Vrij Vegan are a great start, and for vegan athletes we also have protein powder to use as a supplement.
Many people want to do more environmentally friendly shopping, but find this difficult to combine with their normal busy life. With a busy working week, maybe children and also your own hobby's, you don't feel like cycling through four stores on Saturday to get packaging-free and tasty vegan products. Verpakkings Vrij Vegan makes this easy: add a weekly order once, and every week we will be at your door at the same time to deliver the tasty, local and environmentally friendly products!