Digital or paper? A systemic analysis

Paper vs. Digital
Comparing the environmental footprint of digital and paper copies is context-dependent. Image source
  • Try to maximize the lifespan of your laptop or your printed materials.
  • Circulate paper copies so that they serve more than one person.
  • Consider selling or donating your old device once you bought a new one.
  • Remember to make sure that your waste — either electronic or paper — is properly recycled.
  • Go for laptops rather than desktop computers due to their energy consumption, and opt for smaller screens.
  • Try to read offline and turn your device off when you don’t use it.
  • Researching sustainable paper plants can further decrease your environmental footprint.

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