Going Paperless Is Not As Green As We Might Think

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Digital may not be as eco-friendly as we think

The debate on whether or not going green means going paperless is still a hot one. While digitizing much of our once-printed media saves on tree pulp, it doesn’t necessarily save trees. A new article from GreenBiz calls into question just how much more environmentally friendly – if at all – our digital world is over our printed one and if it actually leads towards more deforestation. Highlighting how the talk about digital being an eco-friendly alternative for paper is all too often just empty chatter, digital media is shown to be just as guilty of killing trees.