The carbon savings potential from homeworking

The carbon trust have just released a new study focused on the impact working from home in within Europe has had on the environment.   Key findings included: Potential carbon savings aided by hybrid working could save up to 12.2mt of CO2 emissions per year in Germany  equivalent to 83 million flights from London to… Continue reading The carbon savings potential from homeworking

How do you reduce the carbon footprint of a mobile phone?

If you want to reduce the footprint of your smartphone then there are a number of things you can do. That includes:   Text rather than call Texting is a much lower-carbon option than calling. If you do need to make a call, using a landline is more carbon-efficient because it takes about one-third less… Continue reading How do you reduce the carbon footprint of a mobile phone?

What is the Carbon Footprint of a Smartphone?

Manufacturing the average smartphone is estimated to create around 16kg of CO2 equivalent emissions. If you then add the amount of power the phone consumes over two years of average use then that figure rises to 22kg, but there’s also much more to consider. All smartphones contain hazardous materials like bromine, chlorine, lead and mercury,… Continue reading What is the Carbon Footprint of a Smartphone?