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Very material digital services?

When we talk about the environmental impacts of digital technologies, it is easier to imagine the impact of digital equipment: telephones, computers, but also networks, data centres, etc.

But what about digital services - our applications, email software, streaming interfaces? Thanks to these services, which are accessible 24 hours a day, fast, ultra sophisticated and super ergonomic, we can spend up to 10 hours a day in front of a screen.

The digital service refers to all the human, software and hardware resources needed to provide a service. But how does it work? What is the impact? How can the environmental footprint of a digital service be measured using a Life Cycle Assessment?

Finally, reducing the environmental impact of our digital uses is everyone's business, designers, developers and users. Questioning our uses, questioning them and adopting new practices is a necessity.