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How do we stop Digital Pollution?

In the earlier article, we talked about Digital Pollution. And as we already mentioned that digital pollution is of two types – one occurs when you make a device and the other when you use the internet.

A total of 5.03 billion people worldwide use the internet today, and imagine the level of pollution that can happen to the world. According to Statista, the number of mobile devices is expected to reach 18.22 billion by 2025, an increase of 4.2 billion devices compared to 2020. And now, get your sense of the Digital Pollution and determine what could be done.

We will help you in rectifying some of your daily happenings and be one step closer to stopping digital pollution:

  • We all are addicted to Social Media; let’s keep it a limited time and view it. When you once scroll for more than two minutes, around 2 grams of Co2 would have been emitted.
  • We will generally work on many tabs, which can consume a lot of carbon. So keep your tabs closed on your desktop. And ensure that you complete all your tabs on Google Chrome on your phone.
  • To reach a site directly, click on it in your browser’s history or type it if you know the link.
  • The 4K resolution is worldwide, but if you stream in a lesser resolution, the internet usage will decrease, helping you not pay the Carbon Tax on the internet or in the future.
  • Keep deleting outdated emails, weeding out of your inbox unwanted newsletters, restricting the recipients of copies of your emails, and ceasing pointless searches on search engines.
  • When you write lighter emails, maximizing your use of the Cloud or choosing television over streaming OTT are a few ways to reduce email clutter. 
  • Get rid of any newsletters you don’t read. This may consume and pollute your Mailbox and the environment too.
  • Start shutting off your computer at the end of the day and disconnecting devices when they are ultimately charged.
  • Turn off your Wi-Fi before bed and when you are not at home. 
  • Avoid buying unnecessary digital gadgets; these take the help of our fossil fuels. To avoid Carbon Footprints, we have to ignore papers but at the same time, let’s limit ourselves to only necessary things!


We can take many such steps to help lessen the amount of digital pollution we are individually responsible for. Establishing new standards, raising awareness of the challenges, and communicating with your family, friends, or colleagues are all ways to start the change in your surroundings.

Authored by:
Abhigna Arcot
Senior Content Writer

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