iPads and Kindles are better for the environment than books

Washington Post – “Environmental analysis can be an endless balancing of this vs. that. Do you care more about conserving water or avoiding toxic chemical usage? Minimizing carbon dioxide emissions or radioactive nuclear waste? But today the Lantern has good news: There will be no Sophie’s Choice when it comes to e-books. As long as you consume a healthy number of titles, you read at a normal pace and you don’t trade in your gadget every year, perusing electronically will lighten your environmental impact.”

2 Responses to “iPads and Kindles are better for the environment than books”

  1. JenJen
    August 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    The “don’t trade in your gadget every year” is where you lost me!

  2. Your friendly neighborhood librarian
    September 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Ever heard of the library?

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