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Digital Incontinence VS Sobriety: How to win tech Pollution?

Living in a digital age is a blessing, or is it? Despite the ease that we get from #digital technologies, something will shake your core.

We often hear world leaders talk about #climatechange. As one of the deadliest and never-ending waves that has befallen us. Well, we are responsible for almost 99% of climate change in the world.

We probably heard that #air #traffic is responsible for more than 50% of #carbon emissions. There is much more than #energy#fossil #fuels, and #transportation releasing greenhouse gasses.

Digital Pollution

Ever heard of “#digital #pollution“? It is responsible for CO2 emissions globally. I know you haven’t heard it before. Well, it is quite surprising that even if you are reading this article, you have already contributed to 7g of carbon emissions in the #environment. Now think about the fact that more than 3.5 billion searches and queries are made each month on Google. It keeps increasing.


#Digitalincontinence is a dilemma. We cannot bear a day without using the internet, not even for 5 minutes. The whole world is running on emails, web searches, entertainment, and many other things. #Sobriety is almost nothing here. In fact, it is a lost cause right now.


Diverse digital items that emit CO2 emissions. Some of their numbers count in billions. Digital pollution facts & figures:

● sending out 1 email, emits almost 7g to 10g of CO2 emissions into the environment.

● On an average count, 296 billion emails are sent on a daily basis.

● Watching a clip or a video for 30 minutes emits 1.6kg of CO2 emissions.

● The online streams are producing 30 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

We might be blaming wrong causes for #carbonemissions.


How can we slow down tech pollution?

It seems impossible.

Some crucial actions could stop digital carbon emissions:

#Unsubscribe from newsletters and other sites which you don’t read. You will save hundreds of emails on a daily basis.

Stop sending #photos, you can share the interlink where the picture is located. Other than that, you can use tools such as WeTransfer where you can provide the location where it is located.

Save frequently visited sites as #bookmarks.

Sometimes we visit a website through Google. Every time we visit, we search for it on Google. Besides doing that, save those websites as bookmarks so you don’t have to repeat #search.

Visit a website through history, open it directly for the #historybook. In this way, you will save a single search query on Google.

Type the #URL in the address bar if you remember the website domain. Wanna visit Facebook? Just type facebook.com in the search bar.

Watch #videos in #lowresolution:

f you are comfortable watching a video in 720p or in 1080p, then there is no need to watch it in 4k.

Digital pollution is increasing rapidly. Start saving. Be a sober #digital consumer. Not a victim of digital incontinence: think twice before you type.