What makes a difference for environmental performance of online newspapers?
2012 (English)In: Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings / [ed] Klaus-Dieter Lang, Nils F. Nissen, Andreas Middendorf, Perrine Chancerel, IEEE , 2012, 6360454- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The media sector is becoming increasingly digital and newspapers are most commonly published online as well as on paper. For printed newspaper, paper production is the main reason for environmental impacts according to several studies performed, but for online newspapers the environmental impacts are not as well studied. The current study looked into key factors influencing the potential climate change impact of online newspapers using life cycle assessment. The main contributors to the climate change potential of the Finnish online newspaper studied were: in the case of using a computer, manufacturing of the device followed by electronic distribution, and in the case of using a tablet device, electronic distribution followed by manufacturing of the device. Geographical location, lifetime and total active use of the electronic devices are important factors when assessing the environmental impacts and so is the type of device used for accessing and reading the online newspaper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2012. 6360454- p.
life cycle assessment, online, newspaper, media, devices
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107393ISI: 000320589000046ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871836904ISBN: 978-3-8396-0439-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107393DiVA: diva2:575804
Joint International Conference and Exhibition on Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012; Berlin; Germany; 9 September 2012 through 12 September 2012
QC 201212172012-12-112012-12-112013-08-13Bibliographically approved