Sunlyte certifies zero carbon footprint for CD/DVD case

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Sunlyte certifies zero carbon footprint for CD/DVD case


Sunlyte certifies zero carbon footprint for CD/DVD case



Sunlyte LLC has introduced the Sunlyte Certified Carbon Free manufacturing service for CD, DVD and Blu-ray packaged discs. Through material and energy efficient design, streamlined distribution and use of carbon neutral delivery services, Sunlyte Certified Carbon Free reduces the carbon footprint of packaged discs. The remaining essential footprint (as little as 250 grams for a packaged CD) is then balanced to net zero through offsets that support certified greenhouse gas reduction projects. The zero carbon footprint packaged discs are available at comparable prices to standard CD jewel box and DVD packaging.


"From design to distribution to disposal, Sunlyte Certified accounts for the carbon costs associated with the manufacturing of CD, Blu-ray and DVD discs, all printed materials and packaging, even the shrink wrap, and shipping to distribution," says Paul Gelardi, Sunlyte Packaging's CEO and founder. "We have performed the most extensive footprint analysis to date of media packaging to validate our carbon free certification."


The carbon footprint of Sunlyte's packaged discs—including the materials and manufacturing of discs, all packaging and printed material, all transportation through to distribution and end-of-life—has been calculated by an independent consulting company and the methodology was reviewed by two leading carbon management organizations. Carbon offsets are purchased in compliance with the more rigorous protocol. Sunlyte packaged discs are certified by as CarbonFree.


Sunlyte Certified Carbon Free uses the lightweight Sunlyte tray, made from 100 percent recycled plastic water bottles, FSC or SFI certified paperboard and carbon neutral shipping. Sunlyte's packaged discs reduce material costs, energy costs and waste. For example, a packaged Sunlyte Certified CD weighs 49 percent less than a standard CD package, resulting in significant shipping and carbon footprint savings.


"The carbon footprint of a product is in large part a measure of waste, and waste is not only bad for the environment, it's bad for business," says Gelardi. "Through a continuing effort to reduce the essential carbon footprint of packaged discs coupled with carbon offsets, we hope to prove that what's good forthe environment is good for business and help the Home Entertainment and Optical Publishing Industry become the first Carbon Free Industry."


Sunlyte Certified packaged discs adhere to sustainability guidelines of Wal-Mart, the Recording Association of America and the National Association of Recording Merchandisers. Sunlyte Certified Carbon Free discs and multi-media packaging are available directly from Sunlyte LLC and through industry partners and licensees; these currently include Oasis Disc Manufacturing, Shorewood Packaging and CRT Custom Products.


Source: Sunlyte LLC


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