Mobile device charging is not so green as it causes a big amount of greenhouse gases. The latest report says
Green energy and sustainable life do not generate as much consciousness as we might think as the new Juniper Research report shows. The report also tells us that, five years from now, a simple mobile recharge can make as much as over 13 megatons CO2 of greenhouse gasses per year, globally, and in the current year 6.4 megatons is predicted.
The emissions in 2019 reach the emissions produced by 1.1 million cars in a year.
Almost half of the emissions made until 2019 will be produced by Asian electricity grids that function with the help of coal. As the Juniper report shows, the vendors are responsible for convincing companies connected to the mobile industry to use green energy.
The report named “Green Mobile: The Complete Guide to Vendor Strategies & Future Prospects 2014-2019” also says the in situations when where ICT (information and communication technologies) companies are intransigent about green energy regarding their electricity grids, energy companies are offering to give other customers green energy supplies. The report has a requirement that implies that this view should attract as much attention as possible in order to diminish emission related to the mobile industry.
But this approach is not only an advantage for the firms, but also for the environment, as this could be a way of determining mobile users to pay more attention to green issues. For example prolonging battery life would be useful for both users and surroundings. So this could lead to emissions cut until 2019.
The study also teaches us that supply chain emissions are still a big issue for the industry. If the providers would begin making the necessary changes now, until 2019 57.8 megatons in greenhouse gas emissions would be saved.
Moreover, the report reveals the fact that the phone appearance plays a major role depending on the recycling strategy. A number of designs can be expensive in the recycling process. In order to avoid the growing e-waste problem, vendors need to begin to make a plan for the devices that are no longer functioning.
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