If you’re into comics, you know that not all comics are printed in books. In fact, the digital and e-comics market is becoming increasingly popular as more and more readers migrate from physical comic books to digital webcomics.
Benefits of Reading Webcomics to the Environment
While it’s great to see this medium grow in popularity, many people who don’t follow the comics world closely don’t realize how much of an impact it has on the environment. After all, physical comic books aren’t made with harmful chemicals or take up a lot of space. So why is reading them online so much better for the environment?
E-Comics Don’t Require Trees to be Used
While the demand for physical comic books is increasing, the demand for paper is increasing with it. This means that more and more paper is being produced, and more trees are being cut down in the process.
However, e-comics don’t require paper. Instead, they are published as computer files. This means that the demand for trees isn’t increasing.
It may even be decreasing as more people start reading comic books online. Digital comic books can also be formatted in a way that feels almost the same as a physical comic. And, aside from helping the environment, it is also easier to read because you can just search it on the internet and you will immediately find it
Webcomics are Readily Available and Don’t Create Waste
Not only do webcomics not require paper, but they don’t create any waste either. Physical comic books are printed on paper and are often printed in large quantities. This means that once the comic book is done being read, it doesn’t have a second life. It’s tossed out and often ends up in a landfill. When a comic book is published online, however, it’s available as long as the internet is up and running. This means that the comic book can be read repeatedly without ever creating waste. It also means that the comic book isn’t limited to the readers of that specific period. When published online, a comic book can be read by anyone, anywhere, at any time.