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As the following chart shows, 92% of the total transport emissions of the average Melbourne resident come from car use.
Getting your food and other products to you
The food in a typical Australian's shopping basket has travelled a staggering 70,803 kilometres to reach Melbourne, the equivalent of almost two trips around the world. Food miles-or the greenhouse emissions chalked up by getting food to the average household-constitute as much as 80% of the total greenhouse emissions from your food. Food itself contributes to about 25% of each person's total greenhouse emissions (inside and outside the home).
Other items, especially imported materials and products, also chalk up a lot of travel miles.
To calculate your current road and air transport emissions, or your total greenhouse footprint, visit our Measure page.
Find out more about Making Walking Count to further understand walkability in the City of Port Phillip and the attitudes of our residents to walking.