McKenna Todd Posted over 1 year ago Traditional vs Electronic books - Which one is really Eco-Friendly? I like your comparison between the two mediums of reading books and I think both of your arguments are valid except the fact that now we are creating/ using alternative forms of renewable and environmentally-friendly energy. Traditional books take more elements and effort to produce and I think it hurts the environment more than electronic books. Think about the process to make a book, cutting down the trees, transporting them to the facilities to break them down and create into paper, then the printing process as well. Many things are affected in this process, the deforestation of the environment, the wildlife that depends on the ecosystem, and the fuel and resources consumed during production. Though electronic books will take time to create a favorable energy source, I think the long term effects will outweigh the effects of traditional books.