Experts have worked out the carbon footprint of your sarnie

It could be time to give up your daily BLT…

The British public eat over 11.5bn sandwiches every year, spending around £8bn in the process, according to the British Sandwich Association (yes, there really is such a thing).

But whether your choice is the classic cheese and tomato or the heartier chicken and bacon, your sarnie option could have more riding on it than you think.

Researchers from the University of Manchester carried out the first ever study into the carbon footprint of sandwiches, for both ready-made and home-made products.

More than 40 different sandwich recipes were studied, with researchers taking into consideration the whole life-cycle of the sandwich from farming the raw ingredients to packaging and transportation as well as refrigeration and food waste.

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Source: BBC