Today, most of us are so utterly dependent on our smartphones that we spend most of the day mentally negotiating charging points around our home, workplace and any vehicle we might drive.
About 22% of emissions are generated from the network infrastructure and data centers required to keep your phone connected.
Despite constant charging and discharging, electricity consumption accounts for less than 1% of the greenhouse gas emissions across the lifetime of mobile phones.
The remaining 77% result from the manufacturing of your device.
Manufacturing anything involves taking random combinations of atoms (usually manifested as a raw material) and processing them into a useful product. This takes up huge amounts of energy and causes lots of emissions.
University of Basque Country uses NX and Simcenter to enable students to tackle industrial and environmental challenges.
Company:University of the Basque Country
Siemens Software:NX, Simcenter 3D Solutions, Simcenter STAR-CCM+