By 2050 there’ll be more plastic trash in the world’s oceans than fish. And the next generation could see more used car tires than there are trees. So how can blockchain — a digital technology — possibly be good for the environment?
By making processes more efficient which leads to less consumption. And by changing people’s behaviors, incentives and practices that affect the environment, according to new report by World Economic Forum (WEF) titled “Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet.” For example, what if developers used smart contracts to pay people digital tokens so they’ll recycle more, use less water and properly dispose of waste?