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[Ambassador report] [Thematic report] Calculating the environmental cost of a book

by Giulia Tavares Madeira Pinto | 17-05-2020 08:30 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Hey everyone?

Hope everything is fine with you and yours dears in this pandemic time, it'll pass soon!

In this month, our mentor told us to make a post about how much costs an human activitie to the environmental. So, I choose my best friend in the quarantine: the book.
Let's find how much it costs!!

At first, to dimension the costs of it, anually in US, more than 100 millions of trees are destroyed to produce books and newspapers it results in a large waste water and a sizable carbon footprint.
Also, to produce books and newspapers, 153 billion gallons of waters are used each year. The ink used to print it releases volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere, which can aggravate smog.
After produced, the books needs to be transported to the bookstores, to do that - whatever it is the transport - happens the burning of fossil fuels that are extremely dangerous to the environmental.
The good point of the books is that they last a lifetime and can be shared with many people (this is amazing about books), but to be reclyced, the decomposition of books will produce the twice of emissions of the manufacturing process.

It is alarming, but are anothers solutions to the books, like the e-readers!!
Let's take care of the planet with our small actions and suport the green economy!!

Green cheers from Brazil!


Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Guilia

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Calculating the environmental cost of a book

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 23:18

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hello Giulia Tavares Madeira Pinto, this is a mentor Sang Su Lee.

    I was glad to see that you and books are good friends. For me, books are not the ones that I can be a friend with kkkk. Anyway, I did not know that many trees and much water are used to produce books annually. It's quite serious. To reduce this problem, it would be good to share books with others and to use reselling markets.

    Green Cheers!
    Posted 24-05-2020 01:14

Manisha Pokhrel

  • Manisha Pokhrel says :

    I hope u are doing great!

    Hope to learn many more from u.
    Posted 20-05-2020 19:01

Samiksha Adhikari

  • Samiksha Adhikari says :
    Greetings Guilia!!
    I hope you are well and doing great .

    Thanks for sharing this awesome report .It's much useful.

    Keep delivering !!
    Samiksha Adhikari

    Posted 20-05-2020 16:34

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Giulia Tavares Madeira Pinto, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for calculating the environmental costs for the book! That's right! It's the book that gives us a lot of stability in the situation where we have to isolate ourselves because of the coronavirus, and looking at the environmental cost of the book, I don't think it's going to be very stable in the environment. Of course, there are ways to use e-books to reduce these environmental costs, but using low-quality newspaper paper when printing books or activating the secondhand book culture can also be a way to protect the environment!!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 19-05-2020 16:11

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings giulia
    I hope you are doing well
    This is a great way
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 19-05-2020 15:57

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Guilia!

    I hope you are fine and doing great !

    I enjoy reading your report!

    Thank you for sharing about cost of reading book .

    Keep on sharing!

    Posted 17-05-2020 20:27

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    thanks for sharing this report.
    e-reading concept is awesome
    Posted 17-05-2020 19:43

Heemani Singh

  • Heemani Singh says :
    Hello Guilia,
    I hope you are doing well
    Thanks for sharing an effective way to read books which will not harm our environment.

    Keep sharing
    Posted 17-05-2020 17:15

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Guilia,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Books are one of the very good friend of humans. But while reading books, we must look from environmental point of view as well. Shifting to e-books is definately a good idea indeed.

    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 17-05-2020 16:46

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    I do hope you are all good..

    Thank you so much for sharing this report !!
    It was great to go through and as you have mentioned yes , for sure, e-readers can be the best alternative to avoid all the problems arising ..
    Hope to learn more from you..

    Green cheers
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 17-05-2020 15:15

Aarati Khatri

  • Aarati Khatri says :
    Hello Guilia Tavares Madeira, As today's world is in its rapid pace towards internet and more advanced tehnology, replacement of paper books by making them available online is undoubtly a good idea.
    warm greetings from Nepal.
    Posted 17-05-2020 11:09

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