Amasawa, E., Ihara, T. & Hanaki, K. (2018). “Role of e-reader adoption in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of book reading activities.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23, 1874. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-017-1417-5
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to identify at what extent e-book reading reduces global warming potential (GWP) of book reading activities relative to that of reading only paper books. Past studies assume e-books and paper books are interchangeable during consumption, but adopting e-book reading can alter reading patterns in reality. This research comparatively assessed the GWP of reading only paper books and that of reading pattern of after e-reader adoption of consumer segments.