In our current era of conservation, people have begun to look at every single facet of life to see how much of an impact it makes on the environment. So far, few people have discussed money itself as an influence. While there has been plenty of talk about how different economic processes generate pollution, few people have looked at the dollar bills in their wallet and asked how much of a carbon footprint they generate.
About the only thing that a majority of outlets have covered has been the massive advertising blitz on behalf of the tech industry promoting paperless transactions. While most media pundits focus on the environmental influence of larger-enterprise level firms, it might be more useful to