Why buying e-books is an eco-friendly option

At the time it was a TV series too ‘mad men’ It was happening Howard Gossage The advertising pioneer and intelligent thinker who has always challenged us to question the status quo. He was nicknamed “The Socrates of San Francisco”. With his philosophy in mind, let’s explore the reason for the purchase electronic books It is a more environmentally friendly option than buying paper books.

Perfect for cookbooks and travel guides

Especially in terms of Cookbooks And travel guides, e-book is the right choice. With a tablet in the kitchen, you can follow a recipe much more easily than a pretty book takes up more space. And how often do you spill something on the page, a hard-to-remove stain.

for us Travel advice unpleasant PugliaAnd Liguria And Sardinia, The same principle applies, isn’t it more convenient to handle a heavy book on the go, whether you’re in the car or walking, while you can easily refer to it on your smartphone, you don’t even need to get online for this. Except for 6 cookbooksAnd 3 travel guides And book with everyone Flea and second-hand markets It is another very useful one Dutch/Italian Culinary Dictionary in our store.

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To what extent is the paper book not environmentally friendly?

book shelf

Let’s look first at paper production. The process of making paper books requires huge amounts of wood pulp, water and energy. Forests are being cut down, which has a devastating impact on ecosystems and biodiversity. In addition, the production of paper requires chemicals, such as bleaches and inks, that can generate harmful by-products and pollute water and air.

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A green bookshelf is always with you

the trees

Unlike these paper books, e-books do not have a physical form. They only exist in the digital world. When you buy an e-book, there is no need to destroy trees or use chemicals. No paper is produced and there are no logistical costs associated with transporting books from the printer to the bookstore. This means that the carbon footprint of e-books is much lower than that of paper books.

In addition, let’s not forget that paper books have a limited lifespan. Over time, they can wear out, become damaged, or get lost. This leads to a constant demand for new products, which in turn leads to continued production and waste of resources. In contrast, e-books have no tangible form and can be reproduced endlessly without any impact on the environment. They can be downloaded, read and shared without the need for new resources.

“Let us strive for a world in which we satisfy our needs without exhausting nature.”

  • Buying e-books contributes to achieving this vision by reducing the impact on the environment.
  • Digital books reduce our environmental footprint.
  • In this way we conserve precious natural resources.
  • We preserve the beauty of our planet for future generations.

So let’s abandon the traditional bookshelves and open ourselves to the new possibilities offered by e-books. Howard Gossage’s philosophy may date back to the 1960s, but it is still, and perhaps even more so today, valuable in creating a more sustainable and greener world, page by page.

Listen to the Howard Gossage documentary on BB4: https://www.howardluckgossage.com/bbc-radio-4

Winton Frazier

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