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Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're working
to minimize our carbon footprint

Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're working
to minimize our carbon footprint

Why eReaders?

Go beyond paper: Try digital reading with Kobo eReaders

Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're
working to minimize our carbon footprint

Reducing emissions on eReader shipments

This year, we'll offset 100% of the carbon emissions associated
with direct shipments of Kobo eReaders. That's equivalent to:

1B+

smartphones
charged for a year

1,600+

cars taken off the
road for a year

900+

homes a year powered
by reusable energy

To help achieve this, we've partnered with the
Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative on the
Great Bear Forest Carbon Project.

Great Bear balances human well-being with the improved management of the land, distributing carbon credit revenue among the nine First Nation communities who inhabit Haida Gwaii.

Reducing emissions on
eReader Shipments

This year, we'll offset 100% of the carbon emissions associated with direct shipments of Kobo eReaders. That's equivalent to:

1B+

smartphones
charged for a year

1,600+

cars taken off the
road for a year

900+

homes a year powered
by reusable energy

Great Bear balances human well-being with the improved management of the land, distributing carbon credit revenue among the nine First Nation communities who inhabit Haida Gwaii.

To help achieve this, we've partnered with the Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative on the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project.

Reducing emissions on eReader shipments

This year, we'll offset 100% of the carbon emissions associated with direct shipments of Kobo eReaders. That's equivalent to:

1B+

smartphones
charged for a year

1,600+

cars taken off the
road for a year

900+

homes a year powered
by reusable energy

Impacts of the project

Here’s how Great Bear has made a difference:

Western Red Cedars
(aka "The Trees of Life")
are protected from logging

Removal of 1,000,000
metric tons of CO2e from
the atmosphere annually

Protects the habitats of
leatherback turtles, grey
whales, and Steller sea lions

Why eReaders?

Go beyond paper: Try digital reading with Kobo eReaders

Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're working
to minimize our carbon footprint

Our past offsetting efforts

In 2021, we partnered with TIST,
a community-led tree-planting project
covering ten different areas across Kenya.

Read more about it on the Kobo Blog >

Impact of the project
Here's how Great Bear has made a difference:

Western Red Cedars
(aka "The Trees of Life")
are protected from logging

Removal of 1,000,000
metric tons of CO2e from
the atmosphere annually

Protects the habitats of
leatherback turtles, grey
whales, and Steller sea lions

Our past offsetting efforts

In 2021, we partnered with TIST, a community-led tree-planting project covering ten different areas across Kenya.

Read more about it on the Kobo Blog >

Why eReaders?

Go beyond paper: Try digital reading with Kobo eReaders

Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're working
to minimize our carbon footprint

Kobo eRecycling Mail-in Program


We offer an eRecycling mail-in option free of charge in Canada and the US. After arriving at a government certified e-waste recycling company, your Kobo eReader will be broken down into re-usable glass and plastic, and the remaining waste is disposed of according to local regulations.

To find out more information about our process in your area, please visit kobo.com/help and click Contact Us.

Outside of Canada or the US?

Consult your municipality, province, or state for information about e-waste facilities. Some retailers who sell Kobo products offer recycling alternatives where you can drop off your eReader.

Important

All data on your Kobo eReader is your responsibility. Please be sure you have backed up and deleted your data from the device before disposal.

Rakuten Kobo will not accept equipment that has been contaminated with substances not normally contained in the Kobo eReader product. You will not be reimbursed for any equipment or accessories sent to the Kobo mail-in recycling program.

Kobo eRecycling Mail-in Program


We offer an eRecycling mail-in option free of charge in Canada and the US. After arriving at a government certified e-waste recycling company, your Kobo eReader will be broken down into re-usable glass and plastic, and the remaining waste is disposed of according to local regulations.

 

To find out more information about our process in your area, please visit kobo.com/help and click Contact Us.

Outside of Canada or the US?

Consult your municipality, province, or state for information about e-waste facilities. Some retailers who sell Kobo products offer recycling alternatives where you can drop off your eReader.

Important

All data on your Kobo eReader is your responsibility. Please be sure you have backed up and deleted your data from the device before disposal.

Rakuten Kobo will not accept equipment that has been contaminated with substances not normally contained in the Kobo eReader product. You will not be reimbursed for any equipment or accessories sent to the Kobo mail-in recycling program.

To help achieve this, we've partnered with the Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative on the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project.

Great Bear balances human well-being with the improved management of the land, distributing carbon credit revenue among the nine First Nation communities who inhabit Haida Gwaii.

Impacts of the project
Here’s how Great Bear has made a difference:

Western Red Cedars
(aka "The Trees of Life") are protected from logging

Removal of 1,000,000
metric tons of CO2e from the atmosphere annually

Protects the habitats of
leatherback turtles, grey
whales, and Steller sea lions

Why eReaders?

Go beyond paper: Try digital reading with Kobo eReaders

Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're working
to minimize our carbon footprint

Our past offsetting efforts

In 2021, we partnered with TIST,
a community-led tree-planting project
covering ten different areas across Kenya.

Read more about it on the Kobo Blog >

Why eReaders?

Go beyond paper: Try digital reading with Kobo eReaders

Working towards a
sustainable future

Find out more about how we're working
to minimize our carbon footprint

Kobo eRecycling Mail-in Program


We offer an eRecycling mail-in option free of charge in Canada and the US. After arriving at a government certified e-waste recycling company, your Kobo eReader will be broken down into re-usable glass and plastic, and the remaining waste is disposed of according to local regulations.

To find out more information about our process in your area, please visit kobo.com/help and click Contact Us.

Outside of Canada or the US?

Consult your municipality, province, or state for information about e-waste facilities. Some retailers who sell Kobo products offer recycling alternatives where you can drop off your eReader.

Important

All data on your Kobo eReader is your responsibility. Please be sure you have backed up and deleted your data from the device before disposal.

Rakuten Kobo will not accept equipment that has been contaminated with substances not normally contained in the Kobo eReader product. You will not be reimbursed for any equipment or accessories sent to the Kobo mail-in recycling program.