Energy efficiency: paper vs. electrons
- By Joab Jackson
- Apr 30, 2009
The Marriot Hotel Group recently stopped automatically leaving each guest a copy of USA Today outside their doors, and plans to offer more news-styled content online for in-room viewing. The company said this move would help the environment. A New York Times
) compared the savings and found the argument to be compelling:
Carbon dioxide generated from printing a single newspaper: 256 grams
Carbon dioxide generated from doing a Web search (running servers, etc.): 7 grams
Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.