When you drink Ripple, the positive impacts ripple through our world. Call it the Ripple Effect.

We want to make helping the planet feel effortless.
Unlike almonds, which require lots of water; or cattle, which contribute to deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions; peas have a small environmental footprint. Yellow peas grow in areas that receive lots of rain, so they need little or no irrigation. Ripple’s bottles are also made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic; and that plastic can be recycled by 94% of US households.

Simply choose Ripple as your dairy alternative to make the world a little greener.

All ingredients in Ripple
are GMO‑free

Ripple’s products are certified non‑GMO by the Non‑GMO Project. Unlike soy or other ingredients that can come from both GMO and non‑GMO sources, the yellow peas found in Ripple can only be obtained from non‑GMO seeds.

Ripple takes a lot less water to make than almond, cashew, coconut or dairy milk.1

In fact, it takes

1000
Gallons of water to make just
1 gallon of milk2

Nearly 6xmore water to make almond milk than Ripple3

With water scarcity taken into account, growing almonds takes 100x more water than peas;
dairy milk takes
25x more water than Ripple4

1 Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) “The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products”, Value of Water Research Report Series No.47, UNESCO-IHE.

2 Hoekstra, A.Y.; Chapagain, A.K. (2008). Globalization of water, Sharing the planet’s freshwater resources. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK https://printage.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/water-footprint.png

3 Protein basis: Life Cycle Assessment of Non-Dairy Milk, 2017

4 Life Cycle Assessment of Non-Dairy Milk, 2017

It takes
1.1 Gallons
of water

to make a
single almond5 

99% of all almonds in the US are grown in California

The California region is dependent on importing water because not enough rain falls there to farm almonds naturally. In fact, the California almond industry consumes the same amount of water in one year that the entire city of San Francisco uses in 17 years!

UNEP and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Life Cycle Initiative has developed a methodology for assessing water scarcity known as the AWARE method (Available Water Remaining), which represents the available water remaining in a watershed after the demand of humans and ecosystems has been met.

With water scarcity taken into account, growing almonds requires 100 times as much water per ton of crop as dry peas. Dairy milk requires 25 times more water per liter of milk than Ripple.

Drinking Ripple is an easy way
to lower your carbon footprint.

Ripple produces:

83% less greenhouse
gas emissions than almond milk4

Nearly½ the emissions of dairy milk4

1 pound of almonds produces

1.6 lbs
of CO2e6

1 pound of peas produces

1/3 lb
of CO2e7

1.6lbs
of CO2e6

<1/3lbs
of CO2e7

That’s because yellow peas are legumes, and legumes don’t require the huge inputs of nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation water that almonds do.8 Yellow peas grow in areas that often receive sufficient rainfall to grow, and they produce their own nitrogen from the air, eliminating the need for the nitrogen fertilizer that almonds require (which is usually produced from natural gas). These differences at the crop level account for the big differences in carbon footprint between Ripple and almond milk.

Cows require large amounts of carbon-intensive cattle feed and release large amounts of methane, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions don’t occur with a plant-based milk like Ripple. Yellow peas aren’t just better for you, they’re better for the earth.

A gallon of milk produces

17.6lbs
of CO2e9

4 Life Cycle Assessment of Non-Dairy Milk, 2017. 5 http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/02/wheres-californias-water-going 6 “Greenhouse Gas Assessment of Soybean Production: Implications of Land Use Change and Different Cultivation Systems”. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 54, pp. 49-60, 2013. 7 “Carbon Footprint of Agricultural Product – A Measure of the Impact of Agricultural Production on Climate Change”. Desjardins, R., et. al., Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. 8 “USA Dry Pea, Lentil, & Chickpea Production”. USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council report, pp. 31-54, 2014. 9 Dairy Industry carbon footprint study, 2010: http://www.ars.usda.gov/sp2UserFiles/Place/36553000/presentations/2011/Chase Friday.pdf

Dairy-Free. As It Should Be.