Anyone who knows me has heard (repeatedly) how much I love my Kindle. A recent article on Treehugger.com discusses the results of a new study by the Cleantech Group that indicates the Kindle’s carbon footprint might really be greener after all. While Treehugger is not totally convinced, Cleantech calls the results “significant.”
I think that it is important to note that the Kindle will not be replacing paper books anytime soon; there are too many books not yet available in an ebook format. And the Kindle appearing to be a greener alternative is certainly not sufficient justification in itself to buying one. I just know that the 1500+ books I have on my Kindle now would take up a lot more space in my environment if they were paper than they do now.