Cutting out meat one day a week, will save approximately 175kg CO2e per year. If you’re feeding three people, that adds up to over half a tonne a year.
If you don’t want to, or find it difficult to eat meat free, reduce the amount of meat that you put in some of your regular meals in favour of vegetables for a healthier diet. Bulk out chili with more beans than meat, alternate layers of roast vegetables with meat sauce in lasagne or simply up the tomato and onion and reduce the mince in bolognese sauce.
Most people in the UK and US eat more than 100g of meat per day. Cutting down on meat is good for your health, good for nature and good for the climate.
Calculation source: Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK, Peter Scarborough et al, Oxford University 2014.