Is the world wide web a waste of water? – BBC News

Researchers at Imperial College London made headlines last year when they claimed that up to 200 litres of water could be involved in the download of a single gigabyte (GB) of data.

It’s a shocking statistic – especially when you consider that in 2015 alone the average western European smartphone user got through 1.9GB of data per month per person – rising to 3.7GB per month in the US according to a report by Ericsson.

Source: Is the world wide web a waste of water? – BBC News