Infographic: The sustainability of tablets

This infographic by Uberflip examines the environmental issues surrounding the growth of tablet consumption.

Uberflip created the following infographic, which shows that the growth of tablets is causing a steep decline in the use of paper, a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, and a decrease in water consumption for the production of electronic devices. According to Neil Bhapkar, Director of Marketing at Uberflip,

"It's important that we as businesses and consumers don't lose sight of how this widespread tablet adoption is impacting the sustainability of our natural resources and environment."

If we all purchase a tablet, would we inadvertently save the planet? What are your thoughts about the sustainability of tablets? Share your opinion(s) in the discussion thread below.


Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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