[LINK] Environment department used 30 sheets of paper per person per day

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Jan 28 09:21:29 AEDT 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009, Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 28/01/2009, at 9:06 AM, Jon Seymour wrote:
> > Elimimating waste is, of course, worthy, but one suspects that the
> > environmental footprint of a netbook over its lifetime (3 years) is
> > greater than 65 reams of plantation derived paper
> I sincerely hope, Sir, that you're not suggesting we start making  
> decisions on the basis of rational analysis rather than slogans and  
> symbols? That would be the end of civilisation as we know it!

Wouldn't it suck if the actual environment impact of sending out
everything via paper, all the overheads in processing it, printing it,
processing it, recycling it, etc is actually less than doing everything

Sounds like a study that'll never get funding. :)


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