Earth-shattering impact of climate change and the fact that it is rapidly increasing, as well as the fact that man is almost entirely responsible for it, couldn't be of less concern. In addition, the fact remains that most of the trouble comes from emission of poisonous fumes from man's activities like industrialization and transportation (at least that is what Elon Musk is trying to solve) .
Thus you might be surprised to know that European microwave ovens emit as much carbon-dioxide (CO2), as millions of cars - seven million of them. This new study originates from the University of Manchester.
However, we also learnt that most of the impact comes from the electricity that is being used to power these microwaves. Also the environmentally-degrading habit of disposing things especially electronics like microwaves which are not easily biodegradable is also very harmful too.
As more and more Europeans become more financially comfortable, they can purchase these appliances with relative ease, more frequently, thus shortening their useful life span, and rapidly driving up sales. A projected 135 million by the end of the decade.
In fact, the study goes on to calculate that the emissions released from using the microwave 19 times in a year, is equivalent to that of a car, but it is not all doom and gloom though. Simple actions like reducing the consumption of microwaved foods, to reducing the amount of time spent microwaving foods, to even turning it off when not in use can make an huge difference.