I’ve been burning CDs recently and thought I might try to find a way to green this process. The most obvious thing that came to mind was doing what my friend Matt does: Uploading playlists to an ftp site and letting people download the mp3 files right onto their iTunes, with no disc, packaging or shipping required.
But unfortunately I don’t really know how to do that — and sometimes, in this digital age, I like to stick to the tangible realm.
So after much searching, I finally found the Sustainable Group, where they sell 100% recycled CD cases called Resleeves (I tried to find them at local eco stores but came up empty-handed, unfortunately). They’re about 50-50 post-consumer recycled fibers and post-industrial recycled fibers, with a round die-cut hole in the middle (open, no plastic screen).
And they’re unbleached, with a big recycled logo at the bottom so everyone knows I’ve made a conscious green decision. That, my friends, is your Simple Saturday change. I’ve got nothing else up my (re)sleeve.
Image courtesy of Sustainable Group