Websites are responsible for 12-17% of global internet traffic.7
Luxembourg currently has over 100 000 registered websites.8 We can only guess at how many of these websites remain active.
Generally speaking, the average weight of a website has increased of late, from 1.6 Mb in 2014, to 3 Mb in 2017, to over 4 Mb in 2020.9 Images, videos and visuals are the main driving factors for this increase.
However, “lazy” coding and inefficient website programming have a role in this weight increase too (a more thorough study into the development of the Luxembourgish website would be beneficial ; let us know if you’re interested in such a study).
Some good news
Up to 80% of any single website can be optimised to generate less data traffic.
4/ The Shift Project, March 2019
5/ Cisco, March 2020
6/ This data is based on calculations generated from different sources. (Used Broadband for Luxembourg in 2018: 1600gbs, Source. TeleGeography). 1Gb consumes 5kwh (Source: The Shift project 2019). Kwh to Co2 between 283 – 475gr (Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom & Shift Project
7/ Cisco, March 2020)