Study: E-books could be better for the environment

08/21/2009 | VentureBeat

A side benefit to the Kindle and other e-book readers could be the greening of reading. A study by the Cleantech Group estimates the use of e-readers could cut carbon dioxide emissions by almost 11 million tons through 2012 by reducing the number of books manufactured and shipped. In addition, traveling to buy a book doubles its carbon footprint, while e-books can be downloaded.

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