Eco Friendly Green Book Reading – ebook reader, Kindle, iPad
Posted by Norman Fong
If you already own an iPad, Android-based phone, Blackberry, or Windows mobile phone, a new free app, Overdrive Media Console, lets you borrow e-books from a library. Get free e-books from your local library, but you may have to wait until others have finished their borrowing of a particular title.
Children and e-readers
Children read more books when they use an e-reader, and they do not have to worry about being laughed at for reading certain books, like they would if people saw them carrying the book. Children also feel cool and modern when using an ebook reader.
Amazon is now shipping their latest Kindle wireless reading device or ebook reader. A nice eco friendly or green way to buy and read books, newspapers, etc without cutting down trees. Analysis has found it has less carbon emission that physical books when you’ve read 22.5 book with it.Pretty good battery life. Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks.
E-reader CO2 emission transition point
Cleantech group found that a Kindle required approximately 168 kg of CO2 to be produced. If a person purchased 3 books a month for 4 years, they would use approximately 1,074 kg of CO2. People that read less will find that 22 books is the transition point, where switching to an e-reader is more green and eco friendly.
Converting Physical Books to e-Books
There are several services which can scan in your physical book and convert them to an e-book. The book is ripped apart and does not survive the scanning process. A vendor that provide this service is: 1DollarScan.com
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