Who doesn’t love trees? They add beauty to the landscape, are a great source of shade and create homes for wildlife. Trees also help the environment; just consider them the lungs of our planet. Trees not only create the air we breathe, they also filter air pollution.
One of the benefits of reading ebooks as opposed to conventional print books is that it saves TONS of trees, literally.
These days, readers buy more than 500 Million e-books every year, which reduces the number of trees cut down to make print books by 8 Million per year (according to ePublishersweekly).
How many trees does it take to supply a classroom with textbooks? The number required depends on several factors, including the type of paper and the sizes of the tree and textbook. According to reference.com, an average-sized tree provides about 8,333 sheets of copy-type paper. Which really isn’t a lot of paper considering the average textbook is between 600 – 1200 pages.