Hard copy vs. soft copy: Is digital storage greener than traditional media?
Reproduced from Climate Action, 2 March 2012, by Alan Bouquet.
"The problem it seems does not lie with the type of media being used, but the sustainability of the processes behind it. An email sent using a low energy highly efficient server will be considerably greener than one on an inefficient server. On the other hand, this applies to physical media as well; paper produced from a sustainably sourced forest, disposed of or recycled mindfully can be carbon neutral or better."