You'd expect that conclusion from a right-wing nut, but that view is published in the Sierra Club's magazine, "Sierra." In fact, the article raises questions about the environmental friendliness of the "sharing economy."
Steven Hill writes:
But, in fact, hard data on the environmental benefits of the sharing economy is difficult to come by. Many green claims are anecdotal, and to the extent that we have data, the accumulating evidence indicates that the sharing economy is not quite so pro-environment. On the contrary, it appears that some services are having a harmful environmental impact by fueling an increase in personal consumption.
For example, Hill suggests that the convenience of Uber is so attractive that more people are on the road.
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