Everywhere you turn, you hear about “Green” technology and initiatives. Green technology is all about conserving our natural environment and resources through reducing waste and creating new renewable, less-harmful resources.
Since publishers print paper books, they are not immune to this trend toward “greener” ways to produce products. Books are paper which comes from trees. Many people are concerned about deforestation to feed our paper needs (although toilet paper is a huge culprit and I like the two-ply soft, plushy kind best). Publishers have been encouraged to consider recycled paper as well as alternative forms of producing books (i.e. digital books).
The new Espresso Book Machine is like a vending machine for books. Could this machine be one of the answers for reducing remainders and pulping of leftover books?
Check it out!