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Measure your personal impact

Want to know how much impact you have on the environment? As part of the WEEE man initiative, the RSA has developed a way to make an ecological footprint analysis of electronic products of mobile phones and computers. The web-based tool below calculates a footprint - the amount of material and energy needed to produce a given product relative to that available on the planet.


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FACTS & FIGURES
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There are an estimated 45 million mobile phones in circulation at present in the UK and over 300 million across Europe.
(Fonebank, 2005)
The people of Europe consume three times their share of the world’s resources, compared with an equal share for everyone.
(ITDG, 2003)
Almost 90% of all office printing and copier cartridges can be reused or recycled.
(World Land Trust, 2005)

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Measure your mobile phone and PC footprint
The ecological footprint of a product measures the land space that is needed to mine and produce the metals and plastics contained in a product, and for the energy required for manufacturing, using and disposing it.
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Age: under 12
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Choose location: home classroom office
Number of Mobile Phones in your location:
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How it works
By calculating the number of products in your home, school or office you can find out how much productive land space they will require to absorb all the environmental impacts in a given year. You can then see how much land area they approximately need compared to the "average earth share".
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What does it mean?
Although the footprint for a mobile phone is very small in comparison to a PC, its footprint (of about 30 global m2) is much larger than its actual size. This is because of the hidden impacts like those from energy consumption, and the area needed to absorb emissions.
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