Downloads or Discs: which is greener?
The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog
JANUARY 5, 2015
Downloading games over the internet instead of going to the store to buy a box with a disc in it falls in the same categry. But, how much greener is the download relative to the box? In a recent paper in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, Kieren Mayers and co-authors compare the carbon footprint associated with downloading a PlayStation 3 game with that of a Blu-ray disc. You’re still wondering how that compares to downloads. Charles Corbett.