As I write this, an iceberg the size of Jamaica is on a collision course with the South Atlantic Island of South Georgia. This is the largest iceberg ever recorded and is another worrying sign that global warming is speeding up.

It is becoming clear that when we get in our cars to hop around the corner, turn the heating up one or two extra degrees or jet off on our summer holidays, we are playing our part. Even if we recycle, conserve energy, walk, or ride our bikes, we are still consuming goods and services that are causing global warming and sea-level change.

It is only when we all work together and play our part that we can save our planet. Not only for future generations, but also for the diverse flora and fauna that we share this wonderful planet with.

One of the biggest driving forces behind creating Dagcoin was to play a part in securing this better future. In this week’s post, we will explain how Dagcoin is helping to save the planet.

Dagcoin reduces the need for paper

Fiat currencies, such as the dollar, pound, and euro all use paper money. This means that many millions of trees are needed each year just to make money. This is made worse because paper money doesn’t last very long. The average one-dollar bill is in circulation for just 18 months. Compared to 25 years for a 1 cent coin.

And it gets worse. If you visit your bank, you will probably be asked to fill in forms or sign documents. In addition, you might also receive bank statements and offers in the post – using yet more paper. On top of this, the chemicals that are used in the money-making process pollute local water sources, poisoning natural habitats and farmland.

Dagcoin’s cashless system removes the need for paper money and documents.  Meaning fewer trees are cut down, and less poisonous chemicals enter our water sources. Reducing CO2 levels and protecting vulnerable habitats

Dagcoin reduces the need for plastic

Countries do not just use paper to make money, they also use plastic. In fact, some countries, like Australia, use money that is entirely made out of plastic. Although it lasts longer than paper money because it doesn’t rip or tear. Its consequences for the environment are very clear.

Plastic takes around 1000 years to decompose in a normal landfill site. Not only does it take a long time to decompose, it also releases dangerous chemicals when it does. In a landfill, these chemicals can be contained, but when you see the countless news reports about the amount of plastic in our oceans, the future consequences seem very bad indeed.

Credit and debit cards have made it quick and easy for us to make payments both in person and online, and reduced the need to carry cash. However, because they are made almost entirely out of plastic, they are having a negative effect on our planet. 

Because Dagcoin is a virtual currency and all payments are made online, there is no need not just for paper money, but also debit and credit cards. Reducing plastic waste and the hazardous chemicals released when it degrades.

Dagcoin promotes nature conservation

Earlier this year, Dagcoin teamed up with the Clean World Conference to help plan the cleaning of our planet. In 2018, over 17 million people from 157 countries simultaneously came together on World Cleanup Day to clean waste from beaches, streets, rivers, and forests.

People and businesses can take part in the event as volunteers, sponsors or partners. Because this is a cause that Dagcoin is passionate about there was only one choice. To partner with the conference and event, not just helping to organise the event, but to spread the word and get more people involved.

The next World Cleanup Day is on the 18th of September 2021. Click here to find out more and get involved.

Dagcoin creating awareness

Just 50,000 people took part in the first World Cleanup Day ten years ago, and look where it is today. It has grown into a massive worldwide event purely by one person bringing a friend and one business attracting another.

Dagcoin was created from the ground up, not just as a groundbreaking digital currency that anyone can use anywhere. But as a currency that champions the protection and preservation of our planet.

Partnering with the Clean World Conference didn’t just help people to become aware of the event, but also encourages more businesses to join the cause. The more people and businesses that are working together to save our planet. The cleaner our oceans will be, the less waste we will create, and the more habitats we will preserve.

Conclusion

We have reached a critical point in the story of our planet. No other species in history has changed the earth so much. Human-induced climate change and the destruction of habitats has killed of countless species, and many more are on the brink of extinction.

By creating a virtual currency, Dagcoin has reduced the need for paper money. Preserving forests so that they can absorb CO2 and reduce the effects of climate change. In the process, saving the homes of many threatened species. On top of that, the virtual nature of the currency reduces the need for plastics in the form of debit and credit cards. Our landfills and seas are full of plastic that will not just take thousands of years to degrade, but when it does, it will release hazardous chemicals. Reducing the use of plastics will reduce the effects of these chemicals on our planet.

Dagcoin has partnered with the Clean World Conference to help plan and promote World Cleanup Day. This partnership has encouraged more people and businesses to join the cause. And this is just the beginning.

Join us in preserving our beautiful planet!

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