DID YOU KNOW…?
From an environmental perspective, the optimal lifespan of a laptop is at least 7 years – but most are only used for 4.
Since around 70% of the energy a laptop consumes during its lifetime is used to manufacture it, squeezing a few more years out of your computer is a great way to reduce your environmental impact.
LOOK FOR THE ANGEL
Want to buy sustainable, energy efficient products? Keep your eyes out for the Blue Angel! Launched by Germany in 1978, The Blue Angel is the world’s first eco-label.
It uses rigorous, science-based criteria to evaluate products across their entire lifespans, and is committed to protecting humans and the environment, climate, water and resources. It has certified 12,000 products from 1,400 companies—nearly a quarter of which are located outside of Germany, from London to Istanbul to New Delhi.