Cut Your Carbon Footprint With Sustainable Web Design

25-02-2014

Did you know that using the Internet is potentially bad for the environment? It has been suggested that it takes about 13kwh to transfer a gig of data, and that to produce this amount of power 15.6lbs of carbon dioxide is emitted from power plants. Mobile consumption uses even more power because of its reliance on 3G and 4G networks.

In real terms, or for an example of something comprehendible, it is estimated that a site the size of Tumblr, with 183 million pageviews per day and approximately 10 percent of those from mobile, has the potential to be responsible for a staggering 2,600 tons of CO2 daily.