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Paper vs. Electronic - the Green Reading Debate #environment #sustainable

Paper vs. Electronic - the Green Reading Debate #environment #sustainable

Paper vs. Electronic - the Green Reading Debate Apr 25, 2011 4:22 PM CDT When comparing paper books to e-books, many would say that the e-reader is friendlier to our environment. And why wouldn’t they? We’re familiar with images of rainforests and wooded habitats around the world being bulldozed to provide for our reading pleasures. As the e-book market expands, however, it’s time to pose the question – is an e-book really greener than a new paper book? Unfortunately, as is the nature of such a young industry, definitive answers aren’t easy to come by. Production standards for e-readers can vary from brand to brand. Comparisons between books, e-readers, newspapers and traditional laptops attempt to establish facts and find which reading medium is the greenest – all to no solid conclusion. The arguments differ so greatly, in fact, that it’s not uncommon to stumble upon enti...

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