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Are Tablets Green?

SHAILA on January 18, 2013

Last January, educators asked their students at St.Richard Elementary in Mill Woods to write on Boogie Board instead of paper. Their goal was to save 10% of paper; they ended up saving 40%.

Imagine the colossal amount of paper children will save if such an initiative is adopted by all schools in the United States. We can save more than 30 million trees, which are cut down annually to sell books in the United States alone, states Eco-Libris.

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Obviously, tablets help save paper and hence are considered eco-friendly.  However, facts from varied sources and blogs, including the one from Uberflip point that tablets are green in more ways than one. 

Tablets not only help save paper but also the associated costs on printing, copying, etc.  

Secondly, it takes 7 gallons of water to produce an average book, while an e-book publication is possible in less than 2 cups of water. The combined water consumption by book publishers and newspapers amount to 153 billion gallons annually, a quantum we can save if we read content online.

At this juncture you will be inclined to question how a tablet can be green, when carbon dioxide emissions take place during its creation.

It’s an acknowledged fact that, producing an iPad is more difficult on the environment than producing a book, but the cost is offset once you finish the 18th book on your gadget, not to mention the innumerable books, magazines and newspapers you read online rather than on print, states Uberflip’s Blog.

It’s proved tablets are environment friendly. They are a must for all students. Can an educator find a better way to turn students green, other than handing each a gadget? 

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