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Stream of conscience: your Netflix habit is an eco no-no, say experts

Watching a half-hour show leads to emissions of 1.6kg of CO2, the equivalent to driving 6.28km

AFP

Movie nights once required driving to the local video store to rent, rewind and return the latest blockbuster. Now on-demand video content providers offer countless binge-worthy options at the touch of a finger.

But experts say the ease of streaming services comes with a hefty environmental price tag.

Watching a half-hour show would lead to emissions of 1.6kg of carbon dioxide equivalent, said Maxime Efoui-Hess of French think tank the Shift Project. That’s equivalent to driving 6.28km...

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