Producing a CD or DVD project which is environmentally friendly can be a minefield with many different companies promoting their varied services and products as sustainable and eco-friendly. Here at wewow, we believe in making it as easy as possible for you to go green so we have taken the time to put together a few tips to help you reduce the impact of your CD/DVD project upon the environment.
- Green CD and DVD Packaging
CD and DVD packaging makes a significant contribution to the carbon emissions of CD/DVD duplication and replication projects. wewow have responded to the environmental impact of disc packaging by designed a unique range of environmentally friendly CD and DVD packaging. The WOW! Range includes the WowPak, WowWallet, WowSpiral and WowPromo products; providing earth friendly packaging solutions for projects and budgets of all sizes.
Environmentally friendly CD/DVD packaging also adds value to a release as it is often bespoke and demonstrates a real commitment to the environment by the DVD or CD producers.
There are a number of different materials used to produce eco-friendly CD/DVD packaging and paper parts, including using recycled materials. Recycled materials can vary from recycled card or paper to recycled CDs and DVDs!
Your CD/DVD replication, duplication and packaging supply may offer a recycling services for unwanted and wasted discs. If you have any unwanted CDs or DVDs then please ask your supplier what they can do to help. If they don't accept CDs and DVDs for recycling themselves, they will probably be able to recommend a recycling company that does.
If you're asking your replication or duplication supplier whether they will recycle YOUR unwanted CDs and DVDs it is also worth asking how they themselves dispose of waste CDs and DVDs. Unfortunately, wasted discs are a by-product of the disc manufacturing and print process so if you are looking for a 'green' supplier be sure to find out how they deal with waste materials. Eco-friendly companies will generally have an ethical statement and internal environmental policy
and should be more than happy to send you a copy.
Paper parts such as booklets, wraps and wallets can easily be produced from eco-friendly paper, such as FSC accredited or recycled stock. In addition to the material used to produce the paper parts, look out for printers who use vegetable-based inks and low-alcohol or alcohol free printers.
If you're hoping to produce an eco-friendly CD or DVD project it is important to choose the right supplier, who is dedicated to the environment and will offer guidance and support every step of the way.