[IRTalk] FW: A life cycle assessment of e-books and printed books in South Africa
Ina at assaf.org.za
Thu Jul 28 09:46:29 SAST 2016
Please see the very relevant article below. It was published in an ASSAf Journal from UCT (editor Dr Mok Roberts) - Journal of Energy in Southern Africa<http://journals.assaf.org.za/jesa>.
From: Desre Stead
Sent: 28 July 2016 09:26 AM
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Subject: A life cycle assessment of e-books and printed books in South Africa
A life cycle assessment of e-books and printed books in South Africa
Vinesh Naicker, Brett Cohen
Journal of Energy in Southern Africa
The paper presents the results of a study comparing the life cycle environmental impacts and cumulative energy demands of reading printed books (print system) with those of reading e-books from an Apple Air iPad (digital system), with a specific focus on production of books and use of both options in South Africa.
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