E-Books: a revolution for nature

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Electronic Book. Heard of i? You might have it, or you might have not. Their era is only starting.

Technology has become a very important part of our lives, which makes us automatically attracted for every thing that is electronic. Despite the facts, you might be asking yourself, why should I care about the environmental impact of printed books vs E-books? Does it really make that big of a difference? Though these are valid questions, hopefully some background information will lead to a greater appreciation of this issue’s importance. We are so often surrounded by an endless supply of printed books, magazines, and newspapers that it is easy to become desensitized to or forget about their negative impact on our environment. However, in 2008, the publishing industry was responsible for the harvest of nearly 125 million trees. And also, if you are not a “reading” person, habits on your phone or Ipad can stimulate yourself do try new things, such as reading, since you don’t have to grab a book and just access it on your phone.

When consumers stop to think of their reading habits and the printing industry adapts accordingly, E-books clearly have the potential to lessen CO2 emissions. That being said, it is important to take in all facets of the books vs E—books debate as well as look at possible alternatives, like libraries and apps, when deciding what is best in your unique situation. It is your decision to make, but it is up for the time to decide what is gonna be our future.

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