Politics Downloading is Saving the Planet
posted by August 8 at 8:43 AMon
CD sales have decreased 35 percent since 2000.
Not only is this an excellent sign of the revolution, it’s also good for the environment. This guy does the math to prove that downloading MP3s is saving the planet.
So briefly, if CD sales had remained perfectly steady since 2000, we would have seen 1,136,500,000 more CDs on the market. That is 39 million pounds of polycarbonate CDs saved and 150 million pounds of polystyrene jewel cases saved. Thatís a vertical stack of CDs over 7,000 miles high and a horizontal row stretching from New York to Tokyo, with 300 miles to spare.