MYTH: Electronic communication is more environmentally-friendly than print and paper.
FACT: Not necessarily. E-media also has environmental impacts.
“Go paperless, go green” is a common theme these days as many corporations and governments encourage their customers and employees to switch to electronic transactions or communications. But are appeals to help the environment by eliminating paper based on sound science or on marketing strategies aimed at cost cutting? Organizations that truly want to make responsible environmental choices should do so based on rigorous, peer-reviewed and verifiable life cycle assessments of each alternative. SEE THE TWO SIDES FACT SHEET FOR MORE.