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What’s your carbon thumbprint?

In 2020, we estimated mobile data networks in Australia were responsible for more than half a million tonnes of CO₂ every year. That’s almost as much as the aviation industry.

We wanted to help people understand this invisible part of the telco industry. And we wanted to provide a solution – which is why Belong became Australia’s first carbon neutral telco (at no extra cost to customers).

The Carbon Thumbprint app

Your estimated portion – the CO₂ created by your mobile network data usage – is your carbon thumbprint.

The Carbon Thumbprint app produces your individual usage estimate and CO₂ impact by looking at your individual mobile data use for popular activities like watching videos, spending time on social media and downloading apps. It’s hard to imagine what that actually looks like so we use augmented reality to bring it to life.

Our calculations and estimates are below. What’s your carbon thumbprint? , or .

Two mobile screens of the Carbon Thumprint app positioned side by side

Carbon Thumbprint FAQs & data

Note: the data mentioned below is accurate as of early 2020. The same applies to the data used in our Carbon Thumbprint calculator. Things may have changed since then; our info doesn’t reflect that.