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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paper Vs. Digital - Which is Greener?

I have attended the Nasscom Product Conclave Conference 2009 in Bangalore on Oct 27 and 28th. At the registration counter I have been given a nice back-pack with lot of brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, and booklets, full of paper-print media.


Since, the conference was packed with lot of workshops, keynotes and networking sessions, I didn’t find time to pull the stuff out from my bag and it was almost weighing 500+ grams.


After couple of days, I pulled the stuff out and I was shocked, why so much of paper printed materials, why can’t it be on digital media pushing the information to the mobile phones. Actually, I thought, paper media is not greener and sustainable (cutting trees) and digital media is greener.


“There is no question that print media could do a better job of managing the sustainability of its supply chains and waste streams, but it’s a misguided notion to assume that digital media is categorically greener. Computers, eReaders, and cell phones don’t grow on trees and their spiraling requirement for energy is unsustainable.”


But, this blog post - Which is Greener: Paper or Digital? The Answer May Surprise You gives a different view. As an entrepreneur, please be aware when pitching a product /solution for the cause of Greener.

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1 comment:

Gri Vidi said...

|..................
|.................................Good.point..
|...........................But.what.is.the.best.option?.
|.......................Giving.CDs.in.place.of.pamphlets.may.
|....................not.serve.the.purpose..People.may.not.look.
|....................at.them.at.all.and.it.will.remain.unopened..
|...................With.printed.materials.at.least.they.will.look.
|.....................at.before.junking..In.addition,.print.media.
|.......................can.not.be.replaced.at.sometime..
|...........................I.am.not.anti-green..But.let.us.
|..............................think.of.print.media.
|....................................equivalent.
|....................................Save.Trees!
|....................................Save.Trees!
|....................................Save.Trees!
|....................................Save.Trees!
|....................................Save.Trees!
|....................................Save.Trees!
|....................................Save.Trees!
|...................................Save.Trees!
| Plant.some.trees.and.wash.your.guilty.feelings!
|


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