Carbon offsetting is a way to compensate for your carbon footprint by assisting in reducing emissions in other areas. As we work from home, travel, buy items online we are consuming energy and creating carbon emissions. Carbon offsetting helps to balance out these emissions by creating savings in other areas of the world.
What is the Goal of the Campaign?
Samsung has partnered with Carbon Footprint Ltd to offset the emissions of all their washing machine and tumble dryers - making them carbon neutral while you use them. Carbon offsetting funds immediate solutions to reduce carbon emissions, it also has a host of other benefits such as biodiversity, increased employment, education and health & wellbeing in developing countries. Samsung will offset the lifetime CO output of each appliance sold by the 31st December 2021. They plan to offset these carbon emissions by supporting solar, wind and tree-planting initiatives, as well as protecting forest degradation both locally and overseas. Find out more here.
Why Should We Support Carbon Offsetting Projects?
By offsetting your carbon footprint you are playing a vital role in the prevention of global warming and climate change. We do not currently have enough Zero Carbon solutions for energy, transport and agriculture to meet the global demand. Carbon offsetting is a great way to support solutions to climate change while we work towards a more sustainable energy system. Supporting these projects helps to give vital funding to reducing deforestation, fund renewable energy production and fund improved efficiencies in developing countries.
Who is Carbon Footprint Ltd?
Carbon Footprint Ltd is a leading provider of climate change solutions, helping organisations and individuals around the world understand the impact of climate change. By supporting solar, wind and tree-planting initiatives, as well as protecting forest degradation both locally and overseas, we can work towards a brighter future. Find out more here.
The Carbon Footprint of your Appliances
The lifetime carbon footprint of washing machines and tumble dryers is calculated by using the average annual energy consumption and multiplying this by the average product lifetime. According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average lifetime of a washing machine is 11 years and 13 years for a tumble dryer. The average energy consumption of a Samsung Washing Machine over this lifetime is 2030.6 kWh and a Samsung Tumble Dryer 5779.8 kWh. If you are looking to upgrade or replace your washing machine or tumble dryer, Look out for the leaf on Samsung appliances to Go Eco!