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You Want To Print The Entire Internet? Here’s What You’ll Need

Students at the University of Leicester calculate how many pages–and trees–it would take to print the entire internet

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The internet, to borrow a phrase from author Douglas Adams, “is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is.”

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Papering Over the Truth: Print Lobby Says Online Billing Not So Green

If 95% of customers print out their online bills, then paper billing could be the greener option. Who does that though?

How many bills come in paper form to your mailbox? Probably very few. You've likely long ago clicked the "go green" option and not looked back. But wait: Start the presses! The paper barons are here to tell you that e-billing may not be the better option for the planet.

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Print A Forest Turns Your Printer into a Tree-Planting Machine

What if every 100 pages you print (re)planted a tree?


Joe Miller wants to put an ad on the bottom of every page you print, from your work to your school library. He's even eyeing your own personal inkjet for a media buy.

"This is starting with something small, like a piece of paper, and turning it into something large, like a tree," Joe Miller says, explaining the concept of his brand new startup Print A Forest. He sells banner ads that his software slaps onto the bottom of your printed page, and then he puts the money toward reforestation projects. For every 100 pages you print with his ads at the bottom, he'll plant a tree.

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This device (video below) shreds your sensitive business documents and turns them into new toilet paper. Absolutely brilliant.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i51zo3LA70USo obviously we all want to know how long it would take for this machine to pay itself off in a company with high toilet paper needs and high paper-shredding needs (Arthur Andersen circa 2002?). Answer: A very long time. DVICE crunches the numbers:

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