How to Make the Most Green DVD
Were working with a green DVD replicator, Ilex media, to push the envelope of green DVD design.
What we've come up with so far is an 80% post consumer recycled cardstock case, printed with soy ink. It's entirely made of paper (no shrink wrap, and no other plastic except for a small closure sticker). It approximates the size and shape and aesthetic beauty of a standard amaray DVD case.
The case has a 10 mm spine (way wider than most paper DVD sleeves; 14 mm is the spine width of a regular plastic DVD case). This time around the slot for the DVD was cut a little tight—we're going to make it an easier fit next time.
The overall resource use on the cardboard cases for our Laundry 2 landscape-video is way less than their conventional plastic counterparts. The paper can be recycled or bio-degraded, and the DVD itself can be down-cycled. The DVD itself was packed with as much information as it can possibly hold—no wasted capacity.