The Sustainability of Tablets (Infographic)

Submitted by: Phil Riebel 12/27/2012

There's no denying that tablet devices have arrived and they are the latest Big Thing for technology.

The Sustainability of Tablets (Infographic)


November 28 2012

by Jaymi Helmbuch, via TreeHugger

There's no denying that tablet devices have arrived and they are the latest Big Thing for technology. Consumers are finding new uses for them daily, uses that prove they will not be fading away like a fashion trend. We have already created a buying guide that shows off the pros and cons of the hottest tablets on the market so you can make smarter shopping decisions. But this infographic looks at the pros and cons of these new devices in a slightly deeper way, zeroing in on the implications this rapid growth in the tablet market has for the environment -- issues like a growth in e-waste, embodied energy and water footprints, and a reduction in printing.


ďAll signs point to tablets being the hottest gift around this upcoming holiday season. The frenzy has already begun with Black Friday and Cyber Monday,Ē explains Neil Bhapkar, Director of Marketing at Uberflip, in a blog post. ďItís important that we as businesses and consumers donít lose sight of how this widespread tablet adoption is impacting the sustainability of our natural resources and environment.Ē


Uberflip
 provides us this infographic with stats and numbers gathered from sources including World Wildlife Foundation, Morgan Stanley Research and Greenpeace.