Ipad-- Environmentalists Dream

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yodaxl7, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    Since publishers are bringing their newspapers, textbooks, magazines, etc. This can reduce our need for paper.
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Sure and ups our electronic toxins. since most newspapers, textbooks, magazines, etc use recycled paper, it is probably a wash.
     
  3. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    Energy is still used to recycle, ship, & print the paper, and then send it to the reseller/buyer.
     
  4. Sketh macrumors 6502

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    The iPad does have pretty high Environmental Rating, though.

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  5. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Check out this report by a group that analyzed how much of an impact that the ebook readers will have on the environment.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10320334-54.html

    There's always a catch to anything that's environmental friendly, in this case, the cost of producing those electronics can offset all the "green" credits that it supposedly gives due to the "dirty" manufacturing and logical work such as shipping around the world on "dirty" planes/trucks/ships.


    iPad/Kindles/ebooks is definitely more friendly to the environment than the books and will become more friendly over time as the manufacturing itself will become more greener.
     

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