Published on April 8th, 2019 | by Alan Cross3
More proof that streaming music is worse for the planet than CDs and vinyl records
Which has a more harmful carbon footprint: (a) CDs and vinyl with their non-biodegradable plastic or (b) the zeros and ones of an invisible digital music file?
A gold star to everyone who chose (b). The amount of energy required to create, store, and transmit digital files has a bigger effect on the environment than old-school physical media.
According to data supplied by The Conversation, the recorded music industry in America used 61 million kg of plastic at its peak in 2000 resulting in 157 million kg of
I love this graphic that illustrates the cost of music.
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