Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 336 of our Green Year: Recycled Jewel Cases

Through our company, we create videos for clients that help them train employees as well as serve to help with orientation and other company needs. Typically, we film it and then provide the videos to customers in the form of DVDs, and these DVDs are in cases. Recently, when we sent a video to a client, we thought that maybe we could make the cases greener.

Thankfully, it turns out there is a way to do this and it comes in the form of recycled jewel cases. Recycled jewel cases are made from a wide variety of materials, including other jewel cases. This makes them perfect when you are trying to go green with your business like ours.

We are pretty sure Staples sells recycled jewel cases but we are going to see what varieties exist out there for us to use. That way, we can send out the jewel cases to our clients and not worry about the effect it is going to have on the environment.

In addition, we will attach a note asking that when they are done with the DVD and jewel case, that they also recycle those materials through the methods that exist.

We will also ask our clients if we can send them the files through YouSendIt.com so that there are no DVDs needed and no shipping emissions created. Not all companies want this, and they may just download the videos onto their own DVD but at least the shipping emissions are saved.

We will offset the shipping of DVDs to clients as well.