March 3, 2012

Newspaper Publisher’s Study Finds Usage Determines if Print or Digital is Greener

The printed newspaper is, on average, a more ecological news media than an online service. This conclusion is based on a comparison of the environmental impacts of one hour of consumption of each media channel. However, taking into account actual usage volume and consumption hours at the current level, the annual environmental impacts of print media generally outweigh those of a corresponding online service.

These are the results of a study carried out by Alma Media in partnership with leading research institutes to determine the life-cycle environmental impacts of three of its newspapers and their respective online services.

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