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July 09, 2011


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shows how making and using one e-reader can have a carbon footprint as big as that of at least 20 books.

Keith at KendallPress

yes indeed, Mr. Green. Not even simply a devil's advocate position, but truly you have stated some compelling reasons to consider paper over eReaders. Sensible use of recyclable resources vs. electronic devices with limited safety recovery records. We are not Luddites either. My mom was a lifelong Sierra Club member - from a big city.

We look at the ECONOMIC imperatives. ASK for paper and you signal that trees are a good investment. Paper recycled = more recycled paper products and more trees.

Only buy electronic devices and you signal build more factories on your valuable land, there is less economic imperative to save trees. Electronic devices - partly recycled = toxic landfills and waste.

Solar Panels

If you want to help save the environment, it is better to use e-books how you would still need to use electricity to use your ebook. My best suggestion is to install Solar Panels in your home which can help lessen the effects of global warming since these devices do not use coal or gas to generate electricity.

business card scanner

E-reader may not be 100% green, but in the long run the shift to electronic files and documents will save us all lots of money and time (on this earth :-).
I, myself, am a book lover, I usually try to buy only second hand books, but I'm planning on moving to an e-reader in the next few months.


The way people learn and enjoy and retain knowledge is with a tactile object. So many people are visual that when they remember a favorite story or a favorite moment, they can actually picture that page, that picture, the feel of the paper, the font— it's a piece of art. Books are a piece of art and they're never going away. They're always going to be amazing gifts and amazing friends. They are so great to share and reuse. http://youtu.be/cY3qY3kCwZo

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