Digital Magazines are a great Eco-Friendly alternative to standard printed magazines
With thousands of printed magazines ending up in landfill sites each year, digital magazines are an environmentally friendly alternative which offer the exact same content as print magazines, but brought to you in a way which causes considerably less damage to the environment. Here are the top reasons why digital magazines can help the environment...
• Digital magazines require no paper, ink, chemicals or printing - The immense resources required to produce a standard printed magazine puts a huge drain on the environment. Digital magazines require no paper and therefore no trees need to be cut down to produce them. No ink or chemicals are needed which means no harmful chemicals being released into the environment and there is no printing process, so both resources and energy are saved here.
• Digital Magazines do not need to be transported - Standard printed magazines need to be transported in many ways. Firstly, all the materials required to produce the magazine need to be transported to the printers. When they have been printed the magazines need to be transported to distribution centres. From the distribution centres magazines are then transported to retailers and individual magazines are also posted out to subscribers. The amount of resources used to transport print magazines is huge. Digital magazines require no transportation whatsoever, making them a far more eco-friendly option.
• Digital magazines create no excess waste - When a print run is processed for a standard print magazine, there are often more magazines produced than will actually be sold. It is very common for any left over magazines to be pulped or recycled. The process of printing and distributing these unsold magazines uses a great deal or resources and even if these issues are recycled, the process of recycling requires further resources. Creating a digital magazine is a far simpler process; one set of pdf files is uploaded to the digital magazine system which in turn creates the digital issue. This one issue can then be accessed by an unlimited number of users.
As you can see, there are many benefits to be found in the digital magazine format and along with the environmental benefits you will also find that digital magazines are considerably cheaper and easy to use.