Tuesday, April 6, 2010
How Green is an E-reader?
We librarians tend to be quite interested in the e-reader phenomenon, wherein a single, electronic handheld device can store thousands of books. Recently we caught wind of an interesting article analyzing the environmental impacts of both books and e-readers in an attempt the answer this question:
Which option is more environmentally friendly and has fewer human impacts?
It's all very interesting, and happily (for us) the authors end the article this way: "All in all, the most ecologically virtuous way to read a book starts by walking to your local library."
photo from flickr user goXunuReviews.