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New research has been released showing the carbon impact of current internet habits. Website Building Expert has released new data on email, YouTube and Netflix.

According to the data, here is the footprint of our habits:

  • Netflix is streamed globally at a rate of 1.1 hours streamed per minute. This equals 4120 tons of CO2 produced. The amount is equivalent to almost 2500 flights from Los Angeles to London.
  • Email habits produce 816 tons of CO2 from 203 emails sent each minute around the world. 816 tons is the amount of CO2 that 37,000 trees sequester annually.
  • YouTube streaming is equal to 1g CO2 per 10 minutes of streaming, because of its popularity YouTube usage produces 4.2 tons CO2 every minute.
  • And for Google, with an estimated 3.8 million searches performed every 60 seconds, which creates 760 kg CO2 emitted, or the same CO2 as manufacturing 3,800 plastic bags.

COVID-19 is pushing internet usage up by 70%, so our streaming footprints are increasing as well. While everyone is at home practicing social distancing, it’s important to understand the footprint of increased tv or internet use.

Experts recommend lowering the footprint of streaming by reducing the brightness of your computer or TV, turning off auto-play and putting computers to sleep when not in use and overnight.

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

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