Pablo Paster was asked about the so-called carbon footprint of movie watching. In terms of an environmental impact,is it better to stream a movie or get it through the mail? He says this:
“Based on my calculations, mail-order delivery of DVDs has a lower environmental impact than watching films online, and much lower than driving to the store to get a DVD. Environmentally then, watching mail-order films is the best option for the environmentally concerned movie watcher.”
The question was asked because of Netflix’s new pricing structure that separates mail rental from streaming.