Your phone uses as much energy as a refrigerator annually.

That’s if you add up the wireless connection, data usage, and battery charging.

Which is the interesting fact I learned while looking into Back Market’s new tool CO2NSCIOUS. Backmarket is an online marketplace selling refurbished and electronic devices like smartphones and created something that would allow you to harness a few energy hacking tools.

First, there are a few types of energy that goes into anything you plug in.

Coal, Gas, Wind and Hydraulic.

A combination of them goes into charging at any given time. With CO2NSCIOUS, they are able to show you real time which ones you would be using to juice up, by analyzing global energy sets. Then they’re able to recommend times that would be most CO2 friendly.

 

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Why It’s Hot:

An interesting way to bring 2 ideas together. People who are buying refurbished are maybe more environmentally friendly.

I also think it might have an added benefit of being more conscious of how much you are using your phone. And inserting BackMarket into your awareness.