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What is the environmental impact of televisions?

What is the environmental impact of televisions?

WWF highlights that only 13% of the more than 50 million tons of electronic waste generated each year is recycled. The study "TV-Off: the future of the planet in your hands" reveals that in the next 20 years, the CO2 emissions produced by the use of electronic equipment will triple if current consumption continues, which is already at 9, 5 million electronic equipment a day in the world.

For WWF, all these figures for television use and its impact on the environment highlight the need to reduce humanity's ecological footprint and create a new model of circular economy where the influx of the system is minimized. and waste is recycled and reused, thus minimizing our impact on the planet. Of course, in this new model, the democratization of energy resources with the production of clean and renewable energy in situ is essential, which is key to minimizing the most serious factor in the ecological footprint, which is the carbon footprint, a responsible factor. for global warming leading to climate change.

WWF calls on all citizens to contribute our grain of sand to help curb this global threat. For example, small gestures such as using our devices until the end of their useful life, always choosing efficient A +++ televisions with LED screens or adapting the size of the screen to the space available in each house can help a lot. Another of WWF's recommendations to reduce the impact of electrical and electronic equipment on the planet is to eliminate 'phantom' or standby consumption, which is also responsible for 11% of the annual electricity bill of a Spanish home.

All this information can be found on the website www.eurotopten.es, which is a European initiative that has the collaboration of the European Commission and the participation of 18 countries, with similar national pages. The objective is to create a trend towards a market for more efficient appliances and to offer consumers the necessary information to make them aware of their rational and efficient use. The criteria used at Topten are based on analyzes and tests carried out by independent institutions, international labels, such as Energy Star, and standard manufacturer declarations, such as the Community directives on household appliances.

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