How the Amazon Kindle is Eco Friendly

The Amazon Kindle is a gadget that is forward thinking in many ways and that was one of the first to offer a contract-free internet connection as well as one of the first popular e-readers that attempted to do for e-books what the iPod did for MP3s.

But it’s also very forward thinking in terms of going green, and for people who are interested in going green, the ways in which it manages to save energy and resources are very impressive. In fact it teaches us some lessons about eco friendly hardware that other companies can learn from. So here they are…


The first feature that qualifies the Kindle as an eco product is its screen – and this is what primarily makes the Kindle great for going green. The good thing about the Kindle screen is that it works using droplets of ink arranged around the screen. In other words there’s no energy used to power the light of the pixels and this means that the screen uses up no energy at all once it’s loaded. This is great for going green but also great for battery life, your wallet and the device itself (you won’t wear the battery down as quickly). This is also the reason that the Kindle is so nice on your eyes and that means you can avoid eyestrain or headaches from the glare – even in the sun.

As you can imagine this technology is one that is highly interesting for other technology companies hoping to go green, and so Amazon and they are looking to develop it further. There are though currently some limitations – the slow refresh rate which means videos are out of the question and the fact that it’s only available in black and white.


Keen to carry on with their good work in going green, the Kindle comes packaged in a highly efficient and economical manner. There is no excess packaging, all of it is recyclable and there is minimal documentation.

Of course this lack of paper is something that the Kindle looks to take much further than just limited instructions – the device itself has the aim of replacing books which would drastically reduce the amount of paper needed resulting in more trees. While many people lament the possible end of traditional books and publishing then, from a going green perspective this is actually a very positive prospect.


  1. I personally think this Amazon kindle device is amazing. It is perfect for going green. Sincerely, before reading this article I hadn’t known about it. And I haven’t thought that with a device like this you can go green. This device is going green in such many ways.

  2. I didn’t know about the existence of the Amazon kindle. I am a ‘fan’ of going green and I would surely by one. It is a very interesting device that helps to go green. I’m amazed on how it works. If someone is interesting in going green it should really buy a gadget like this.

  3. This gadget is magnificent. Going green isn’t hard with a device like the Amazon kindle. I read a few things about it before but I didn’t know how it works. You made me understand. I want going green with all I do, so now with the Amazon kindle, I’m able to be green even when I read.

  4. Amazon kindle, in one word? AMAZING!! I recently bought one because I’m very interested in going green. It wasn’t expensive at all. I paid for it $300. There is no price when you want to help saving the planet. Going green is something we all should think of, not about the money. And even so, all these green products eventually make us save money too.

  5. This Amazon kindle device must be new because I didn’t know about it before reading this article. I was surprised reading about it. I couldn’t imagine that they will create such a device like the Amazon kindle. I would definitely buy one. This gadget is perfect for going green.

  6. I’m really interested with this Amazon kindle device. I usually read from my laptop. Reading this way makes my eyes get tired after an hour. With the Amazon kindle I can read without hurting my eyes and also go green. I will by one as soon as possible.

  7. I’m really happy with my Amazon kindle device. I’m happy because with it I can go green even when I read. I bought my Amazon kindle 2 months ago. I read about it on the internet, of course. After buying it, I started to praise it to my friends so they all go green this way.

  8. Amazon kindle device is amazing. Me and my sister, we both have one. My mother bought them to us. She is a fan of going green in every way. She was really impressed when I told her about this Amazon kindle device and how it works. The next day she bought us two of them.

  9. Does this Amazon kindle device cost much? I would definitely like to buy one. It is surely a great device and good for those who want to go green with everything they do. I truly hope it isn’t expensive. I would be really happy to have an Amazon kindle.

  10. I’m truly impressed with the Amazon kindle device. After reading this article I actually bought one. You’ve made me very curious about it with your article. I’m very pleased with my Amazon kindle gadget. It is perfect.

  11. I sincerely recommend the Amazon kindle device for those who read much. It doesn’t hurt your eyes at all. It is different from other devices like laptops, ipads etc. I’m very very excited about it. And the Amazon kindle is also perfect for those who want to go green.

  12. The Amazon kindle is one of my favorite green products. I’m so happy I bought it. It is perfect. It is good regarding many points of view. I would too recommend it for those who want to start going green.

  13. I see many people are amazed by this Amazon kindle device. To be honest I am amazed too. I’m amazed on how it works. Also on how important it is in going green. I would surely by a kindle device.

  14. Kindle device is for sure an impressive gadget. I guess all of us would like a device like this. It works in an amazing manner. It is also perfect for going green. I don’t want to worship the kindle device, but I am really impressed of it.

  15. I’m sure this kindle gadget will replace books or tablets very soon. It is a great device for keeping all the books you like in just one place. Kindle is also good with your eyes. And it is also eco friendly, perfect for those interested in going green. Like many other people I would surely buy one.

  16. As far as I am concerned this Amazon kindle device is amazing. I’m not very interested in going green, but I would use a gadget like this. I find it a useful thing. I love reading so this kindle would be great for me. Thank you for sharing information about it.

  17. I’ve heard so many good things about this Amazon kindle device. I have been trying to buy one for months, not because I wanted to go green, but because I simply like this device. But I always spent the money for buying the kindle and buy other things. I hope Santa will bring me one as a gift.
    Dear Santa, please bring me a kindle, I’ve been a good kid. 😀

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