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Emails contribute to 986,000 tonnes of CO2 being dumped into the atmosphere every day. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails and reduce your carbon footprint. [1][2]

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How much can I reduce my carbon footprint by?

From our anonymous usage data we can estimate how much you can reduce your carbon footprint by unsubscribing from unwanted subscription emails.

Approximately how much mail do you receive each day?

20
600
emails
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You receive approximately this many emails per month
48
subscriptions
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Around 8-10% of all mail we scan is a subscription email
17
unwanted
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Users report around 36% of the subscriptions we find are unwanted
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We estimate that you can reduce your carbon footprint by 69g if you unsubscribe from 17 unwanted subscription emails.

This is the same as...

  • Using 83 fewer plastic bags
  • Drinking 39 fewer black coffees
  • Driving 3km less in a car

...in a single year. [5]

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Leave Me Alone contributes 5% of your purchase to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere.

This means that 5% of every payment helps counteract climate change - whether you pay once to clean up your inbox or subscribe to a monthly plan!

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Will unsubscribing really make a difference?

Yes! 75% of emails are never opened. [6] Deleting these emails or setting rules to move them into a folder doesn't stop the carbon impact of receiving the email. By unsubscribing from unwanted mailing lists you can stop the email from being sent at all.

You will also help the senders to reduce their carbon footprint and improve the quality of their mailing lists, which helps all Leave Me Alone users!

How can emails contribute to carbon emissions?

The carbon impact of digital activity is calculated in terms of the greenhouse gases that are produced when running servers, computers, routers etc.

The gigantic data centers that power the internet consume vast amounts of electricity and water. Storing, moving, processing, and analyzing data all require energy. Keeping everything cool and running efficiently requires water.

The carbon footprint of something also includes the greenhouse gases emitted when the equipment was manufactured.

With all of these things taken into account, a legitimate email emits on average 4 grams of CO2. [1]

What else can I do to reduce my carbon footprint?

Keep your emails lean - long messages and emails with attachments produce 12 times more carbon emissions. [1]

Delete emails you are finished with - storing emails still consumes electricity and water which emits greenhouse gases.

Clean your inbox regularly - unsubscribing from unwanted emails reduces the carbon impact for both you and the sender.

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