Is streaming music with Spotify bad for the environment?

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  • Saturday, 04 Jan 2020

The part of music streaming you don't see. Massive datacentres are needed to power services like Spotify and Apple Music. And they take their toll on the environment. — dpa

Digital downloads may involve less plastic than the CDs and vinyl of previous generations, but they require a lot of energy to produce, store and play. Streaming music on Spotify and other platforms might not be as good for the environment as we thought, researchers say.

The rising popularity of digital music streaming may be having unintended harmful economic and environmental impacts, according to new research.

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