The last few years has seen a surge of interest in vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based diets and lifestyles. The vegetarian diet in particular is now followed by millions world-wide, with a long list of proven benefits.

People may chose a vegetarian diet for health reasons, for affordability, for variety, for concern over ethics or animal welfare, or — increasingly — for environmental reasons.

With an increasing awareness of global climate change, many people are considering their impact. Switching to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is an increasingly popular way to reduce emissions and help save the planet.

This infographic presents an environmental focus for making the switch to a vegetarian diet. It features a selection of reasons from across a range of different categories. These include the impact of our dietary choices on land, water, harmful emissions, and animal welfare.



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