One of the aspects of my creative output which causes me guilt is that it adds stuff to an already overburdened planet. At my most depressed moments I think that my self-fulfillment is otherwise simply creating more landfill in the long term, and causing me storage problems in the short term.
My husband's photographs are mostly stored digitally, and thank goodness most of my own designs similarly never get beyond the digital. And recently I came across a wondrous artist's book which is digital - so appropriate as litter is its subject.
Caroline Fraser: page from On the moon (image from here where the book is explained)
I had no idea that the astronauts who visited the moon left behind such litter - I am appalled, but certainly not surprised. I am so cheered, however by Caroline Fraser's book pointing out the thoughtless trail of detritus.
I think that with my own work, at present I cannot stop the physical manifestation because the feel, the stitching, the display are all part of what I need for myself. But I shall try to cut down as much as possible the creation of detritus, and perhaps think more about digital projects.