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.

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