Earlier this month, IPCC released their Climate Report and confirmed – in its strongest language ever – that the impact of climate change is severe and widespread, and that some impact will continue to be felt for centuries.
When we talk about environmental impact, nothing is more straightforward than numbers to help us visualize the damage that has been done to the planet.
60 to 70 percent of the world’s ecosystems are degrading faster than they can recover; global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6% in 2021 to 36.3 billion tons; shipping waste mounted to 82.2 million tons; electronic waste grew by 38% during the pandemic…
These numbers emphasize the need for renewable energy and green solutions. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword. We are seeing a revolution in how products get designed, manufactured and distributed, with leading companies choosing to put sustainability at their core.
At E Ink, sustainability is core to our mission, and each of the applications of our technology plays a part.
Display Technology Can Help Build and Maintain Green Ecosystems
As a reflective technology, E Ink’s displays can hold an image without power and can be driven with battery-less technologies or through solar panels. This reduces the consumption of environmental resources and energy.
Through partnerships with companies across the globe, E Ink brings new and sustainable applications to different industries such as the supply chain, transportation, retail and healthcare.
Additionally, E Ink’s displays do not emit any light, instead using ambient lighting around them to be viewed. When incorporated into smart city signage or outdoor displays, digital paper technology offers an organic viewing experience without introducing bright light that disrupts the environment.
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Joining the Climate Pledge To Achieve Net Zero
The journey to sustainability is grounded in resilience and innovation. And we can’t get there alone.
That’s why E Ink joined the Climate Pledge – to be part of a community committed to protecting the environment and global economy from the risks brought on by climate change.
In 2019, Amazon co-founded the Climate Pledge, and, to date, there are over 300 signatories across 21 countries and 26 industries. Through collaborative efforts, companies will be able to advance progress toward achieving energy saving goals and accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.
Additionally, E Ink joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to understand the best ways to align business objectives with climate science, with the goal of achieving 40 percent of renewable energy use by 2025, and 100 percent renewable energy use to implement the RE100 target by 2030.
The global climate crisis is growing in urgency. Done right, sustainability efforts will benefit both the environment and society as a whole – so they must be approached as a whole as well.