There are 2 million paper books printed each year in the United States. That equals 32 million fallen trees. 12.4 million metric tons of CO2 were produced by the US paper book industry in 2010 alone.
While environmental awareness is (still) not the major reason to buy used books, it’s the one that pushes readers to enter the world of electronic books. An educated person reads one tree of books per year, as this ad campaign for Sony Reader claims.
The infographic was brought to you by Thrift Books, a large online store specializing in selling used books, DVDs, VHS tapes, and video games.
Why do you buy used books? Or maybe you prefer borrowing them from a library? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Via The Digital Reader.