E-books aren’t as green as we all think

Most readers would agree that e-books cause less strain with their carbon emissions on the environment than traditional paper books.  Whitcoulls has launched e-books this week and believes that the two million online books will be something readers would like to use.

However, a study from an American group of researchers has shown that e-readers need to run on electricity, and also require unique disposal methods in order to be friendly to the environment.  Overall, e-books are more environmentally friendly than their paper counterparts.

For those old fashioned readers who prefer paper, the best way of keeping up your reading while being good to the environment? Join a library, share books with friends or buy second-hand books!

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