Reading is a low-carbon activity and will please our Planet!

Reading a book should make the Planet very happy!

 

Those of us who love reading and still get hooked by a very good book despite the newest magic on Netflix will be glad to know that overall reading is a low-carbon activity!

 

After all, when we read, we don’t go shopping for the next best whatever is on sale! Mike Berners-Lee in his book How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Copy of Everything says it’s hard to drive or shop while you read. “For a short while, a gripping novel halts the consumerist lifestyle in its tracks.”

SONY DSC

400 g CO2e recycled paper, with every copy printed being sold

one kg Co2e average

2 kg CO2e the same book on thick virgin paper, with half the copies being pulped.

 

The carbon footprint of a typical paperback is about the same as watching 12 hours of programmes on an average TV, he says.

DSCN2866

So if we keep reading gripping books, we won’t go shopping for cut flowers, beef burgers, and BOTTLED WATER!

P1100405

 

I am not able to put a like note under any of the blogs I am now following. I just get the blog without those markings below to say 'like' what is happening? Please help

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s