Going Paperless Won’t Save the Planet

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Why an individualistic approach isn’t enough

Going paperless won’t save the planet. Neither will using reusable bags, sending less emails, choosing bamboo toothbrushes, or anything else that is on an individual level. This individualistic approach is a great way to deal with eco-anxiety, but it’s not a great way to make huge change.

Even if we all adopted these changes, we would still have issues. What about income inequality? What about systemic racism? What about lack of healthcare? What about the problems the climate crisis has already caused not only in wealthy nations but in poor countries as well? read more