Why are some of my transactions divided by the number of people in my households / number of people I buy groceries for and not others?

You may have noticed that some of your transactions are divided by the number of people in your household or the number of people you buy groceries for, while others are not. We divide food, restaurant, and takeaway transactions by the number of people you buy groceries for, excluding children. Similarly, we divide electricity and waste by the number of people who live in your household, excluding children.

We do this because we understand that many people purchase these items for multiple individuals and not just themselves. Not dividing these transactions by the relevant number of people would lead to an overinflated carbon footprint calculation, which would be inaccurate. In the future, we plan to introduce a feature on the app where you can directly add your household information, enabling us to calculate your carbon footprint more accurately.

To understand why we exclude children from these calculations, please refer to our documentation here, which provides further information on our methodology.

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