The 'online' is not as environmentally friendly as it claims

O 'online' não é tão ecológico como se julga

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab confirmed that the outdated use of plastic CDs, printing plants, distribution of trucks or inefficient warehouse stores which has a positive impact, but the move to a digital downloads also consumes resources that were not taken into account. An analysis of six scenarios (three for purchase online and the remaining others for physical purchase) suggests that buying digital music through the internet,  increases the consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide between 40% to 80%  associated with the physical delivery of the music to the customer who wants purchase a cd.

 Read the articles online, in Portuguese, from Diario de Noticias.