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Comparison of environmental footprint of Kindle tablet vs. printed media 2

Comparison of environmental footprint of Kindle tablet vs. printed media 2

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This study compares the environmental impact of reading books and newspapers on a Kindle e-reader to reading printed books and newspapers. The study suggests that reading books and newspapers on a Kindle e-reader significantly reduces the environmental impact compared to reading printed material, based on average consumer behaviour.

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what can I do to reduce my environmental footprint?

The study is based on estimates and information from third parties only, rather than original research. However, based on the results of this study, you can reduce your environmental footprint by switching from printed media to a Kindle e-reader.

For a more recent and detailed study, refer to this envormation summary.

Report Rating: 1 out of 3

Report Published: 2009

Country: USA

Author(s): Emma Ritch, Cleantech Group LLC

Publisher: Cleantech Group LLC

Funder: not indicated

Keywords: life cycle analysis, LCA, cradle to grave analysis, environmental footprint, hand held device, mobile electronic device, e-book, newspaper, book, e-reader, Kindle, tablet, computers

 

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