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Global Green Guide: the benefits of e-readers

Whether or not you’ve made the move from reading paper books to downloading your favorite novels on your electronic device, you’ve likely heard of the availably technology and contemplated it.

E-Readers like the Kindle (Amazon’s popular model) attempt to mimic the feel and readability of books on a small electronic device. For years it’s been an option to download electronic books to read on a computer. However, e-readers have grown in popularity as they do feel more like a paper book to those who use them. Plus, they come with additional advantages.

1. There is no paper waste

Although books might arguably be one of the most heavily recycled paper-made category of items on the planet; printing them does take its toll. Paper of course comes from trees, and the manufacturing of ink and the printing process combined require a great deal of energy. By comparison, e-readers simply need the energy for one-time production and can hold as many as 15,000 books at one time.

2. They don’t become antiquated

While popular novels and classics might pass through hundreds or thousands of hands in their paper form, text books come with an expiration date. Often those printed for college courses are republished every couple of years. By comparison, a textbook can be downloaded and deleted when it’s served its use with no concern for waste. This is also a much more cost-effective route for students on a budget.

3. They’re convenient

Green benefits and cost-efficiency aren’t the only reasons that it’s great to go with an e-reader! It’s also a whole lot easier to carry 15,000 books in one small device than even one cumbersome textbook!

If you’re considering an investment in an e-reader, there are plenty on the market to choose from, like one of the models from Kindle, the Barnes and Noble Nook, the Sony Reader or the i-Rex Digital Reader.

Are you ready to give up paper for an e-rReader?

 

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