How Much of the Amazon Would it Take to Print the Internet?

George Harwood, Evangeline Walker


This paper explores the idea of printing every page of the internet onto a standard A4 piece of paper, and how many trees, in terms of a percentage of the Amazon rainforest, would be required in the process. By making some assumptions about the size of the Internet, and the type of tree available in the Amazon, it is found that 2.1x10-6% would be required in order to print Wikipedia alone, 0.002% to encompass the entire non-explicit internet and 2% including the ‘Dark web’. 


Internet; Amazon rainforest

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