Everyday Sustainability

Clothes

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Transport

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Cosmetics

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Food

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See Sustainable food

Shoes

Shoes have been difficult for me, they have always seemed like so difficult products to make environmentally friendly. This because of all their layers and soles; a great many materials are needed to make a shoe.

This is then why I often choose to walk barefoot in summer and buy new shoes as rarely as I can.

Digital carbon footprint

Meaning the carbon footprint of the production and usage of digital devices and media (the internet).

While high it is still negligible for most people. Especially considering its democratic nature.

Compare internet services with goods and services from other carbon intensive sectors available only to a global select few (aviation, high living standards, meat)

… you should try to use your devices as long as possible before disposing of them. The reason is that a large share of emissions related to the ICT devices occur already during production.

… The ICT sector’s carbon footprint of 730 million tonnes of CO2-eq almost matches the 800 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from burning fuel across the aviation industry – 80 percent of this associated with travelling. However, that number excludes the production of the fuel, the footprint of airplanes, the operation of airports and high-altitude effects. Moreover, it does not consider that the difference in number of users is huge. Approximately 70 percent of the global population use ICT, but it is estimated that only 10 percent of the global population use aviation services on a yearly basis.

What’s the real climate impact of digital technology? - Ericsson