According to a report issued by Global e-Sustainability Initiative, digital solutions can bring to a 16% reduction of climate-altering gases before 2020, a result that would go way beyond the objectives of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate. But is glittering digitalisation really all gold? How and how much the digitalisation processes at the base of sharing economy can contribute to environmental sustainability? “First of all we have to take into account that creating infrastructural systems and digital devices involves the use of considerable amounts of material resources and energy. For example, if we consider an iPhone ¾ of the energy consumption of its whole life cycle is used during its production process, and only 25% during its use,” points out Tilman San...