Tuesday, July 28, 2009

E-reader has less impact than printed paper

A studentreport of two students of the Dutch MSc Industrial Ecology shows that average office workers can reduce their environmental impact by switching from printed paper to an e-reader.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really???

i hope you analysis included raw material inputs to the e-reader and the e-waste recycling.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Rene said...

indeed ! and those of printers, paper production etc. This study was done for an office (not private) environment and a break even point was calculated at which print rate the ereader option would have a net environmental benefit.

4:07 PM  

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