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 99% of US households. Simply choose Ripple as your dairy alternative to make the world a little greener.
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.
93% less water to make Ripple than dairy milk
85% less water to grow peas than almonds
It takes 1.1 Gallons of water to make a single almond*1
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! *2
It takes 1000 Gallons of water to make just 1 gallon of dairy milk*3
70% fewer greenhouse gases than almonds
76% fewer greenhouse gases than dairy milk*1
A pound of almonds produces
1.6 lbs of CO2e+2
A pound of yellow peas produces
1/2 lb of CO2e+3,4
1.6lbs of CO2e*2
1/2lb of CO2e*3,4
That’s because yellow peas are legumes and legumes don’t require the huge inputs of nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation water that almonds do.*5 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
17.6lb of CO2e*6
That’s why Ripple bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic.
That means our bottles used to be bottles. And they will be bottles again, because PET plastic is one of the most widely recycled materials in America. We think that the right choice can also be the easiest. 99% percent of American households have access to PET recycling.
Because it’s the best truly recyclable packaging we could find. Most non-dairy beverages are in cartons, which are laminated combinations of aluminum, fiber-board and several layers of polyethylene plastic. When these cartons get “recycled”, they don’t get recycled back into cartons. They are usually down-cycled into lower grade items. And, only 55% of Americans even have access to carton “recycling”.
At Ripple we believe that the recipe for healthy living is actually really simple.
We don’t claim that making plant-based foods will save the world... but we think it can help. And we know it makes us happier and healthier.