In this day and age, protecting our environment and wildlife is so important. And as more and more of us start to pay attention to the harmful emissions that we put out there, Samsung are leading the way to promote sustainability in the home appliance sector. They’ve teamed up with Carbon Footprint Ltd to offset the carbon emissions of every washing machine and tumble dryer sold, by investing in different green schemes around the world. How great is that? So, if you’re trying to be a little more eco-friendly in your day-to-day, and you’re on the hunt for a new appliance, Samsung could be the perfect brand for you.
Have you ever bought something based on its energy rating? If you’re nodding along, you’re certainly not alone. Because Samsung knows how important sustainability is to customers, they’re on a mission to offset the carbon emissions of every washing machine and tumble dryer that they sell in the UK or Ireland.
So for each one that leaves their warehouse, they’ll buddy up with Carbon Footprint Ltd to invest in different green schemes like solar energy, wind power, tree planting and deforestation reduction. And instead of feeling guilty about sticking a wash on, customers can sleep easy knowing that their footprint is less than what it was before.
Solar energy is a great alternative to electricity, because it doesn’t release any nasty greenhouse gases into the air. By putting money into projects like the new solar power plant in Andhra, India, Samsung are committing to generating cleaner power.
Deforestation is the second leading cause of CO2 emissions. Samsung are teaming up with the REDD project in the Portel Pará region of Brazil, to help put a stop to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. They’ll work with local communities to do this.
We all know how important trees are. Not only do they help to clean the air of carbon dioxide, but they create homes for our beloved wildlife. Samsung will work with schools, parks and other biodiversity sites in the UK and Ireland to plant more native broad trees.
Like solar energy, wind power is so much cleaner than electricity. There’s a wind farm in Tamilnadu, India that has a whopping 396 turbines. By teaming up with them, Samsung will help save up to 417,000 tCO2e each year.
The lifetime carbon footprint is calculated by using the average annual energy consumption of our washing machines and tumble dryers and multiplying this by the average product lifetime.
The average lifetime of a washing machine is 11 years and 13 years for a tumble dryer, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
The average energy consumption of a Samsung washing machine over this lifetime is 2030.6 kWh and a Samsung tumble dryer 5779.8 kWh. (https://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/carbon-offset/).
Samsung have pledged that with every washing machine and tumble dryer sold in the UK or Ireland, they’ll work with Carbon Footprint Ltd to invest money into various green schemes around the world, to offset their carbon emissions. The green schemes include solar energy, wind power, deforestation reduction and tree planting.
Carbon offsetting is a way of cancelling out the amount of carbon emissions that you typically create.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases that an individual causes. The smaller the footprint, the more efficient you are.