Charging your phone for 4 hours a day only costs around 80p per year. Peanuts you might say. So use your smart phone instead of a PC to access the internet, saving up to
Read newspapers and magazines online for free! The Sun costs 40p a day (Mon – Sat), but read it online and save nearly £125 a year (= 121kg of CO₂). The Daily Telegraph costs £1.20 per day (Mon – Sat), read it on your mobile and save £374 a year (=360kg of CO₂).
If you already have a smart phone, you can save up to £200 per year by switching over to a SIM card only deal. By retaining your current phone, this also reduces the carbon footprint of manufacturing and supplying a new phone by between 16kg and 70kg of CO₂.
Look for a mobile with a long battery life – less time and therefore energy will be spent charging your phone.
Look for phones that use a large number of recyclable materials in their construction.
Look for phones certified as carbon free making them very eco-friendly.
Some mobile phone manufactures have recycling programmes that allows customers to return any product for free so that the parts can be reused.