Energy efficiency: paper vs. electrons

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 article ( 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

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