The Bare Project



Facts

Here are some facts about the technology environmental impact:


Energetic consumption distribution on numerical technology
11%TVs
17%Computers
11%Smartphones
6%Other
55%Usage
19%Data Centers
16%Network
20%Terminals
45%Production

source [1]


Numerical technology part in the greenhouse gases emissions
4%Numerical technology
8%Light-duty vehicles
2%Civil air transport

source [1]


Part of the usage phase pollution (vs production phase) during smartphone lifecycle when it is kept:
5%1 year
10%2 years
25%5 years
49%10 years

It means that when you keep your smartphone for 2 years, 90% of its lifecycle pollution was made even before you bought it.

It also means that you have to keep your smartphone at least 10 years to compensate its production phase pollution with its usage phase. (Without including the internet global pollution impact)

source [2]


HD video global impact VS smartphone playing it
1500%

Global impact being the network & datacenters comsumption.

source [1]


Sources

[1] “Rapport Lean ICT” by The Shift Project

[2] “Lean ICT Materials REN” by The Shift Project: