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Green Planet Protein Carbon Reduction Institute

Green Planet Protein is an Australian owned and operated protein manufacturer that aims to deliver our customers the most delicious, nutritious and environmentally friendly protein on the market. We do this by:

Using Australian Grown Protein

Most protein powders are made from ingredients manufactured overseas – ours is made from pulses grown right here in Australia. This means low food miles and high quality.

Our base ingredient is a true super-food

Our protein is derived from incredible Aussie grown pulses. Not only do they provide amazing nutrition and a much better taste than other plant-based protein sources, they are great for the earth too. The pulses our protein is made from require no fertiliser and restore soil health by replenishing nitrogen levels. These ‘nitrogen-fixing crops’ and are used in rotational crop farming and boost grain yields in subsequent years. See what we mean by super-food?

Going Beyond Carbon Neutral

Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute Australia, we offset our carbon footprint x 10. That’s not a typo, our product has a net impact of removing carbon from the atmosphere. Read more about how we do this on our Carbon Offsets page.

One Tree Planted Per Pack

In addition to our carbon offsetting, we plant one tree right here in Australia for every pack of protein we sell. This offsets even more carbon, helps restore the bush after fires and rebuilds animal habitats.

Recyclable Packaging

We are part of the RedCycle program, which recycles soft plastics right here in Australia. Our packaging is recyclable as part of that program. We looked at numerous options in pursuit of the most environmentally friendly packaging, we found a lot of greenwashing but no perfect solution. We chose our packaging format and type as it uses the least amount of materials by weight, is efficient to manufacture and extremely efficient to freight. This one is a work in progress.

Using plant-based ingredients only

The most popular protein powder source is whey, which of course comes from cows. The production of whey has significant negative environmental and ethical impacts. In comparison numerous studies have found protein from pulses to use a fraction of the land and water required to produce whey while emitting a great deal less carbon emissions.

Climate Change Action

Green Planet Protein achieved NoCO2 certification on 03/08/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Green Planet Protein undertook the following process:

  1. Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2020. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
  2. Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions +900% through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
  3. Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.

What does NoCO2 Certification mean?

By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Green Planet Protein is certified as a Climate Positive Business by CRI; can be promoted and marketed as such and can display the NoCO2 Logo issued by CRI.

What Carbon Credit Projects does Green Planet Protein purchase offsets from?

Cookstoves in Developing Nations

Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung, or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves and without a chimney for daily cooking and heating. This reliance on inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to a wide variety of environmental problems including deforestation, air pollution and climate change. Daily exposure to toxic smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest, but least well-known killers.

Penetrating deep into the lungs of its victims, this acrid smoke causes a range of deadly chronic and acute health effects such as pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease, as well as low birth-weights in children born to mothers whose pregnancies are spent breathing toxic fumes from traditional cookstoves. Women and children must risk their safety, health, and sometimes their lives, to search for and collect firewood in order to cook food over smoky, polluting open fires.

The Projects:

The Cookstoves in Developing Nations project disseminates efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves to reduce dependency on traditional biomass fuels. Replacing traditional cookstoves with fuel efficient stoves in households and restaurants reduces greenhouse gas emissions, relieves pressure on local forests and assists in reducing the incidence of chronic respiratory disease, improving livelihoods in poor communities.

Cookstoves in Developing Nations sources Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard carbon credits from countries including Peru, Uganda, Cambodia and China.

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