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Guayakí Yerba Mate - A Powerful Rainforest Experience

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Guayaki

Want to protect the most rainforest and reduce the most carbon?  Buy a 5 pound bag!


Guayakí third party life cycle analysis shows that after growing the yerba mate, and adding up all of the carbon emissions, guayakí is subtracting carbon from the environment.  For example, your purchase of one pound of loose guayakí yerba mate reduces atmospheric co2 by 573g.

Growing Processing Packaging Transport Guayaki Yerba Mate
Guayakí Yerba Mate is organically shade grown in the rainforest and in reemerging forests. The forest’s growth captures enough carbon dioxide to make Guayakí’s yerba mate carbon footprint negative over its production cycle. Every step of processing the mate, from the drying process to the energy used to put mate into this bag, produces emissions. We assessed each of these steps to determine their respective impact. The life-cycle emissions of this packaging, from raw material extraction to final disposal, produces 11g of carbon emissions. We calculated the emissions from transporting the yerba mate, including moving from the drying facility to the sea port, shipping from South America by boat, and trucking  to the retailer For every pound (454 grams) of Guayakí Yerba Mate, 573 grams of carbon are REDUCED from the environment.

Source: www.consciousbrands.com
LCA study on Guayaki Yerba mate
2008 for the 1 Pound Loose Packages