Go Green and Email Large Files

Whether you’re a multi-billion dollar company or an individual who wants to email large files (like videos) to your family, we all have a part to play in protecting our environment. Environmentalism is not just a moral imperative: more and more businesses are discovering the cost-saving benefits of “going green”, and using a service that lets you email large files can save you time, money and CO2.

Email Large Files and Save the Planet

Here are some statistics for you:

  • Making paper is the third-largest industrial cause of greenhouse gas production in the world
  • It takes one tree to make 85 lbs of paper
  • Making paper uses a lot of water: it takes over 100 gallons of water to make 5 lbs of paper!
  • Besides saving you the frustration of splitting your files, here’s another reason not to break your files up and send them via multiple emails: sending one email uses energy equivalent to burning 3 lbs of coal

Burn a Disc or Email Large Files?

Many individuals and companies still ship discs for a number of different reasons. Large file transfer trumps them all, not just in terms of security and cost-effectiveness, but environmentally, too:

  • CDs and DVDs are made of plastic, which means greenhouse gases: making one CD or DVD discharges 3 lbs of CO2 into the air. With over 200 billion CDs sold worldwide in 2007 alone, it adds up to a lot of CO2
  • Shipping them costs both money and GHGs: for example, shipping a few discs from San Francisco to San Diego, California will release over 325 lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere

You can’t argue with the math: every time you email large files with FilesDIRECT you ease the strain on the planet AND your pocketbook - now that’s return on investment!

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