These numbers are based on daily statistics. Their astronomical proportions clearly reflect what an impact our individual Internet use can have when added to the impact of all the other indivual Internet users throughout the world.
Also digital pollution is responsible for
This is the percentage of people
of global greenhouse gas emissions
that really understand the urgency of the digital question
Dark Mode can indeed reduce the display power draw by up to 58.5% at full brightness for the set of popular Android apps that we tested! In terms of whole phone battery drain reduction, that translates into 5.6% to 44.7% savings at full brightness and 1.8% to 23.5% savings at 38% brightness.
I know the numbers can be enormous and that is exactly why small steps matter. We're approx. 4 billion Internet users. If everybody takes the right decisions, we can have an impact and, apparently you took the good decisions.
WHICH OF THE TWO HAS THE WORST IMPACT?
Two hour of online streaming
A household refrigerator in an entire year
and between these two ?
A light turn on for two hours
One email with an attachment
6 TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
KEEP YOUR PHONE LONGER
Keeping a phone for 4 years instead of 2 is enough to cut its impact in half. Also, instead of having a professional and a personal phone, you can opt for a single phone carrying 2 SIM cards.
TURN YOUR APPLIANCIES OFF
Even in stand-by mode household appliances still consume a lot of energy. "A box consumes as much as a refrigerator" according to Ademe. Its total consumption over a year is between 150 and 300 kilowatt hours (kWh).
STREAM WITH MODERATION
Whether it's the last season of your favourite show or cat videos, they pollute! Online video streaming represents 82% of Internet traffic according to Ademe. Be it music or even a film, if you know that you'll play it often, consider downloading it.
CLEAN UP YOUR INBOX DAILY
By storing only what you need for the time that you need, you'll lighten the burden on the data centers. Also, choose wisely whom you want to send your e-mail to. Stop sending Pierre the reply from Paul to your e-mail for Jacques. Indeed, each recipient represents 6g of CO2.
REPAIR BEFORE BUYING NEW
In the 1980's, about 10 metal types were used to produce a computer. Nowadays it's 50 for asimple electronic card. This means more resource and energy use and which are not recycled. If one of your electronic devices breaks down for good, bring it to your local electronics shop so that the metals inside it can be recycled.
OPT FOR AN ETHICAL BROWSER
For example, browsera likeEcosia or Lilo, that allow users to compensate their searches on the Internet. For exemple, Ecosia is known for planting trees. They say that for a total of 45 search one tree is planted. Indeed, each Google search represents 7g of CO2.