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eReaders Require Lots Of Reading To Be Environmental

Environmental blog Treehugger has a blog post today called “7 Major Ways We’re Digitizing Our World, And 3 Reasons We Still Want Hardcopies,” which breaks down the battle between digital and print. In the post, the environmental blog argues that people who own eReaders read more than non-owners, but it also points out that you have to read a lot of eBooks to make this an environmentally friendly decision.

According to Treehugger: “While e-books are great for replacing paper books, the most recent calculations estimate that people need to read at least 100 books a year on their e-readers to break even with books on environmental impact. And there’s of course the end-of-life issue of the device — it’s a lot more difficult to recycle an e-reader than a paper book.”

As we adopt our new eReaders it is worth reading a lot of books on them and holding on to them for a few years to make it actually better for the environment than printing paper.

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Launches the Green Wiki

Environmental problems, issues and solutions will always be a hot topic in both the online and offline world. There’s probably thousands or more websites catering to green computing, green marketing and everything else that you can probably attached with environmental or green contents. But despite the dearth of “green” information resources – blogs, social networks, video contents etc, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales did not mind it and launches a green version of his open-source encyclopedia and calls it Wikia Green. Read more