While there’s a lot of talk about corporate sustainability and reducing carbon footprint, the fact is that most people don’t truly grasp what’s at stake when it comes to the future of our environment.

 

Our carbon footprint, as The Nature Conservancy puts it, “is the total amount of greenhouse gasses (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.”

 

To put into context the importance for reducing our domestic carbon footprint, the average carbon footprint for a U.S. citizen is 16 tons, compared to the global average carbon footprint being closer to 4 tons per person. And the potential consequences of now reducing our carbon footprint remain dire, including dealing with consistent extreme weather, poorer air quality, water reduction in rivers and streams, increased plant and animal extinctions, and plenty more environmental repercussions.

 

“Eco-friendly” might not be the first phrase that springs to mind when thinking about digital signage, but as digital signage technologies continue to evolve, more businesses are utilizing these mediums to reap the benefits of their eco-friendly qualities.

 

From eliminating paper wastage to reducing CO2 emissions, take a look at how digital signage displays are actually contributing to reducing our overall carbon footprint.

Eliminating Paper Dependency

Paper wastage continues to be an environmental issue that simply won’t go away, especially in the corporate world. In fact, the average U.S. citizen uses seven trees in paper every year, amounting to around 2,000,000,000 trees per year.

 

Digital signage can help eliminate paper usage and wastage in the workplace, specifically by replacing any paper-based advertisements, such as signs, flyers, posters, etc.

 

Plus, with custom content management, you can constantly replace the content of your digital signage displays, without having to waste a bunch of paper in the process.

Promoting Energy Efficiency

With most digital signage screens utilizing LED (Light Emitting Diode) boards, digital signage can contribute to a more energy efficient workplace or shopping environment.

 

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends LED screens over other light sources because they produce more light as opposed to incandescent bulbs, but their energy usage is not impacted by shape and size, meaning bigger screens can use up the same amount of energy as smaller light bulbs. The less energy you can use while promoting products, services, or advertisement, the more you can reduce your overall carbon footprint.

Preventing Ink Cartridge Waste

Another eco-friendly trait of digital signage displays is how much they reduce our commercial dependence on ink cartridges. Every year, there are more than 375 million ink cartridges that wind up being thrown away in landfills, as opposed to being recycled and reused.

 

Ink cartridge waste is especially troubling due to the fact that they can take between 450 and 1,000 years to break down. Digital signage displays not only work to prevent ink cartridge waste, but will also cut down on ink-related costs as well.

Eco-Friendly Digital Signage Solutions From Express Image Digital

Looking for ways to better commit to commercial sustainability? At Express Image Digital, we offer sustainable digital signage solutions that are designed to contribute to a more sustainable working environment.

 

Contact us today and schedule a consultation with our digital signage specialists!