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Environmentally Friendly Disc Box Slider Produced

3 Dec, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

North Carolina-based Arvato Digital Services just got a bit greener.

The company's new Disc Box Slider (DBS) package offering for DVDs, CDs and games purportedly produces fewer CO2 emissions than traditional jewel cases, is made from as much as 86% renewable content and weighs only 30 grams.

“As the manufacturing, replication and packaging partner for many of the most widely produced media titles available, Arvato Digital Services has an obligation to current and future generations to discover and utilize sustainable solutions that lessen the potentially devastating impact of greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental hazards,” said Axel Kruse, CEO of Arvato Digital Services in North America. “The Disc Box Slider solution … has proven to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced while using high amounts of renewable materials, and we believe this solution takes a major step towards addressing the concerns that we share with music producers and retailers.

“Other potential solutions are either cost-prohibitive or lack the long-term environmental impact of the DBS and we are, therefore, confident that the packaging will be popular with current and potential customers.”

Developed by paper-and-packaging company Stora Enso, the DBS was first used in the United States for The 5 Browns dual-disc CD release. The package opens up from the side by moving a sliding tab from the sleeve, on which the disc rests.

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