In a report published last year, we found that most of you believe downloading music will help save the planet. But beyond Gen-E (Earbud) getting their low-carbon guilt-free fix of D'n'B, or R'n'B, or whatever, are there any other upsides to this wonderful wireless stuff?
A 2004 UCLA Berkeley study found that if you cancel your daily paper and read it on your mobile instead, you will save about 500kg of CO2, and about 10-20,000 litres of water. Of course, don't try swatting a fly with your mobile. Unless it's one of these ones. The same study calculated that making a two hour mobile phone call instead of flying three hours to meet face-to-face will save 600kg of CO2 - or about enough to download 120 years worth of newspapers.
Which got us thinking: surely there must be lots of other ways 3G is saving the planet?
Maybe using your 3G-connected SatNav to avoid that traffic jam or to take the most direct route saves a few litres of petrol? Or getting that SMS travel alert means you take the train instead? Or, you use your 3G modem / mobile to work from home (and save soap as well).
We're keen to hear about how having 3G lets you live more eco-nicely, so email us on your Olive oil laptop from your carbon-neutral wind-powered lifepod. We'll do an eco-compendium post of the best ones, with some sort of PRIZE for the best one. In the best spirit of recycling, we'll dig out something cool from the bottom of the X-Series office toy drawer.