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Books are good, aren't they?

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Current Score: 5

Great one!

Everyone loves to read, right. But are books safe to the environment? Now sometimes technology is the answer to reducing. Next time you do a research project, or want to buy the next book in your favorite series, try downloading the books onto you ipod, ipad, or whatever they call they book thing.When you download it, you don't have to buy it and waste paper. So next time you want to get a book,try to download it first.

Great one!

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CerridwynEldritch over 3 years ago
You can also buy used books, especially those that are out of print, and some of them are not available for e-readers.
Nadia Graham over 3 years ago
I have an e-reader, and since it uses e-ink it's very energy efficient since the screen isn't "on" in the usual computer sense of the word. You only use power when you're loading a new page. I love paper books and do prefer to read those but e-books are often cheaper and more portable than paper books. My question would be, is the carbon footprint of the technological equivalent offset by not creating demand for a paper book?
random bookworm over 3 years ago
if we keep going like this, the word "book" will be alien.
GoGreenGirl over 3 years ago
I voted!