E-readers are more environmentally friendly
E-readers provide an environmentally friendly alternative that decreases the amount of paper utilized, which improves the Earth’s sustainability by reducing deforestation.
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Reading with electronic devices means that paper is not needed. This saves a lot of trees and is potentially a solution to excessive deforestation.
The production of electronic devices such as tablets and phones are not especially environmentally friendly either. The International E-Waste Management Network (IEMN) was founded in concern for growing amounts of electronic waste around the world, which contain many hazardous chemicals. According to Greenpeace statistics, e-waste is the fastest growing component of municipal solid waste, and the rate of increase is even three times faster than the total waste stream in Europe and the UK.
[P1] E-readers do not require the use of paper. [P2] Therefore, they are more environmentally friendly than books.