A year of incoming email adds about 300 pounds of emissions to a person's carbon footprint, the same as about 200 miles of driving 200 in an average car, according to
- AFR.com, Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:35 AM
The average email costs about 0.3 grams of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e), according to carbon footprint expert Mike Berners-Lee's 2010 book How Bad are Bananas: The
Carbon Footprint of Everything. The French government has included cutting down on email as part of its list of suggestions for how to help cut down on personal emissions.
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