Cleantech: Research tries to discover just how environmentally friendly iPads, Kindles are

Cleantech: Research tries to discover just how environmentally friendly iPads, Kindles are An environmental consulting firm has tried to determine just how environmentally friendly e-book readers such as Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle are. The Cleantech Group, billed as a leading research, advisory and, networking resource for the global clean technology industry, calculates a single book generates almost 17 pounds, or 7.5 kilograms, of carbon dioxide equivalents. That figure, based on a aggregated a series of studies, includes production, transport and either recycling or disposal reports The Washington Post. In contrast, Cleantech estimates Apple’s iPad generates a hefty 286...

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