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Other useful tips

Covers useful tips to conserve energy in our day to day activities

Use Recycle Paper

Recycled paper uses less natural resources and less toxic chemicals in paper making process. It has been reported that one tonne of paper made from 100% waste paper gives the following benefits

  • saves about 15 trees
  • saves about 2,500 Kwh of energy
  • saves about 20,000 liters of water
  • reduces about 25 kilograms of air pollutants.

It is said, just reducing the font size of your document by 1, reduces up to 18 per cent paper usage. Why not try it..

Spam mails and energy wastage

A McAfee research on carbon footprints of email indicated that a typical year of incoming mail for a user (sending, filtering and reading) creates a carbon footprint of around 135 kg. This equates to driving 360 kilometers in an average car. The most astonishing fact was that 78 per cent of all incoming emails are spam. According to the report, around 62 trillion spam messages are sent every year, requiring the use of 33bn kilowatt hours (KWh) of electricity and causing around 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. Hence, it is important to use our spam facility efficiently.

Source : Gobar Times

Related Resources

  1. Gobar Times website
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