The green digital consumer: How to reduce your digital exhaust

Watching a video on a smartphone instead of a laptop or TV screen can help save energy, according to a 2018 report. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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The global infocommunications sector contributes about 2 per cent to 4 per cent of global carbon emissions, according to a study done by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec) in 2021.

Just as taking public transport and turning on the fan instead of the air-conditioner, reducing every joule of energy used by a digital device can help to lower one’s carbon footprint.

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