Intelligent nutrition retailer nu3 has released date estimating the quantity of carbon dioxide that will be released by fans eating sausages during the World Cup.

The report is designed to highlight the impact of CO2 on the planet and draw attention to how dietary habits can add to the problem.

According to the data from the report, an average football match in the Russian World Cup stadium would produce 3056.6kg of CO2 emission from the consumption of approximately 24,650 sausages

The study was performed using data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and reveals the average quantity of CO2 emitted per game in a Russian stadium, in addition to the quantity produced at the two nation’s largest stadiums, Luzhniki (Moscow) and Saint Petersburg.

Football fans at Saint Petersburg stadium with a capacity of 67,000 are predicted to consume 33,500 sausages resulting in 4,154kg of CO2 emission.

While fans at Luzhniki (Moscow) stadium with a capacity of 80,000 are predicted to consume 40,000 sausages resulting in 4,960kg of CO2 emission.

In order to show the impact of the C02 emission on the planet, nu3 also calculated how many hectares of rainforest are required to counterbalance the quantity of CO2 released by sausage consumption at the stadiums. To counterbalance the quantity of carbon dioxide emitted due to sausage consumption at Saint Petersburg and Luzhniki stadium 6.9 and 8.3 hectares of rainforest would be required.

With 64 World Cup matches, and average CO2 emission of 0.06194 per person, the World Cup total emission of carbon dioxide is expected to reach 195,433kg. This amount of carbon dioxide emission would require 325.72 hectares of rainforest to counterbalance.

While the consumption of sausages at FIFA’s largest stadium would require 1,934 hectares of rainforest to soak up approximate 1,160,579kg of carbon dioxide emission.

The study follows a larger study, which compares carbon dioxide emission for 130 countries worldwide based on dietary habits.

The food carbon footprint index reveals 15 countries who could reduce their carbon the most by switching from an animal to non-animal diet. These include Argentina, Australia, Iceland and Albania.