March 17, 2011 | In: Articles

The Environmental Advantages of Online Books

There have been debates whether online books and eBooks are greener than traditional books. Aside from the fact that online books promote reading since people these days are spending more time in front of their computer screens, they are also considered as more nature-friendly than physical books.

Online books and eBooks are good for the environment because it helps save trees since there is no need to cut down trees in order to create a book. Online books are digital and can be read and downloaded easily on a computer. Furthermore, eBooks and online books save the cost of transportation and the pollution related to shipping physical books from one place to another. These books do not burn, accumulate mildew, rot or fall apart, thus ensuring that literature will last for a long time.

Ebooks and online books make reading easier for persons with disabilities since you can resize the text for those with visual problems. Even without light, you can still read the book since you can still read it through light in your computer screen.  An online book does not require printing, thus it can be reproduced very quickly and cuts the cost of expensive printing materials. Online books eliminate the fees for shipping and other courier costs since you can download them within minutes in your computer.

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