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The Environmental Impact Of Cell Phones

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CELL PHONES

There are 6.7 billion people on this planet and 61% have a cellphone subscription

that’s 4.1 BILLION phones
the average consumer will use their cell phone for less than a year
during that year that phone will use
4,221 MEGAJOULES of ENERGY,
the equivalent of 32 gallons of gas,
AND EMIT
112 kilograms of CO2

TRANSFERRING 1 GBIT OF
DATA OVER A 3G NETWORK
WILL USE 939 MEGAJOULES
OF ENERGY,
and emit 27kg of CO2
The equivalent of
7.3 gallons of gas

An unused but plugged in charger still draws about half a watt.

If everyone left their charger plugged in ALL DAY, it would waste enough electricity to power 28,000 HOMES.

140,000,000
cell phones
(4 per second)
will end up in
LANDFILLS
this year

LEECHING
80,000
LBS OF LEAD
INTO THE EARTH

in those phones are
4.7 TONNES
of GOLD
worth $56 MILLION and
49 TONNES of SILVER
worth $8.4 MILLION
15”

for every
515 cell phones recycled, it saves enough energy
to power one home for a year.

if all these thrown away cell phones were recycled
it would save enough energy to power
272,000 HOMES

To charge every cell phone in use on earth would require the equivalent of 584,000 gallons of gas and produce 35,000,000 pound of carbon dioxide.

Now
imagine
that
every
day.

If we all charged our phones half as often it would be the equivalent of taking half a million cars off the road.

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The Environmental Impact Of Cell Phones

shared by infographicworld on Aug 17, 2011 in Environment

The Environmental Impact Of Cell Phones

shared by infographicworld on Aug 17, 2011 in Environment

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With nearly everyone having a cell phone these days, we thought it a good idea to educate people on the true environmental impact that the world's growing addiction to mobile phones is creating.
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