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Author(s): Biraj Das


DOI: 10.52711/2321-5763.2024.00033   

Address: Biraj Das
Superintendent of Police (Communication), Assam Police.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 15,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2024

The lurking threats and susceptibilities to the populations of this world, despite being focused on or highlighted in multiple forums, are not intensely visible. In today's interrelated digital world, the increase of digital effluence, surrounding ecological dangers from energy-intensive data centres, growing e-waste, and carbon footprint of internet usage, stances important global anxieties. Energy consumption in data centres, fuelled by our rising dependence on digital machineries, strains capitals and strengthens environmental influence. E-waste, a byproduct of fast technical desuetude, subsidizes to soil and water pollution due to inappropriate discarding techniques. Besides, the carbon footprint of internet usage, from industrial to discarding of devices, adds to ecological stress. Speaking these contests stresses a multi-layered method, counting energy-efficient organization, accountable e-waste supervision, and supporting for sustainable observes. Embracing renewable energy, designing eco-friendly diplomacies, and enhancing digital knowledge are vital steps. As people, manufacturing, and policymakers jointly involve in encouraging maintainable digital practices, which can restrain the universal effect of digital pollution and furnace a more ecologically cognizant digital future.

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Biraj Das. Digital Pollution: A Warning to Our Planet. Asian Journal of Management. 2024;15(2):211-216. doi: 10.52711/2321-5763.2024.00033

Biraj Das. Digital Pollution: A Warning to Our Planet. Asian Journal of Management. 2024;15(2):211-216. doi: 10.52711/2321-5763.2024.00033   Available on:

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