10.2

by Kelvin Smith

How much stuff publishing uses every day: trees, pulp, paper, power to process and to print, the natural materials and synthetic chemicals used.  The effect on people, peoples and the planet continues when minerals are extracted for technology components, and energy splurged on machines and their maintenance.

Not enough moves are made to control the waste from publishing, its products and its media platforms; not enough control of overproduction; too many bits of kit and unread pages litter dumping grounds around the world.

Suspicious of sustainability rhetoric, conscience battles with commerce with lesser urgency as each year’s climate springs new surprises.