Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is how to be an environment friendly reader. I’m not the most environmentally conscious person you may stumble across, but I think about it from time to time.
Because, books are made of paper, which is made of wood. Which comes from the forest. So to get books, we need to cut down forests.
I don’t really know much about the ink process, and if it would help for publishers to change to eco-friendly ink. But I guess it would. Because toxins are bad?!
And another thing is that I order books from Bookdepository in the United Kingdom, mostly because the books are cheaper and I read mostly in English. However, they ship via plane, so my books is flown to me in Sweden every time I order something (even though I understand that the plane will lift off even if I don’t order a book or two, so it probably won’t make a difference).
Regardless, I can’t stop thinking about it. And sometimes even feel bad about my bookshelves which is stuffed with books, or dead tiny trees. 😦
Lately, I’ve been trying to read more e-books instead on my iPad. And I usually also borrow a great deal of books from my local library. So maybe I’m doing something!
Apparently I now have THREE editions of the Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. One e-book, a paperback I borrowed from my local library and a hardback that I borrowed from my sister (AFTER I checked the paperback version out of the library). That is crazy. I’m a bit ashamed, haha.
What do you think about books and being environmentally friendly? Tell me in the comments.
I read a article while I was browsing the internet for inspiration for this post. I thought it was good, so I’ll leave it here for you: https://www.greenmatters.com/living/2017/09/15/1vvQRq/publishing-sustainable