iDEA Media an InnerWorkings Company has Eco-friendly ideas for your next CD/DVD replication or duplication project!
iDea Media seeks to be a good partner, a good vendor, a good employer and, equally, a good global citizen. The needs of our neighborhood and environment, world-wide, affect each of us, now and in the years to come. That’s why we not only strive to employ the best and most efficient manufacturing and delivery processes, we also offer a wide range of environmentally friendly and sustainable practice products to our customers. With every standard CD or DVD replication or duplication quote we offer options for carbon offsetting your order. The extra cost is minimal and the processes employed more than cover any carbon footprint from that job. We also continue to research new ways to reduce, re-use and recycle to make our entire operation as sustainable and eco-concerned as possible.

Here are some terms to know when considering environmental impact:

Virgin Paper:
Virgin paper is made with woods fibers that come directly from forests. This wood has never been used before in an industrial process. No part of Virgin Paper products has been re-used or re-cycled.
Recycled paper can contain a mix of Virgin Fibers (see above) as well as pre-and post-consumer waste. For example, wood fibers left over from other wood manufacturing processes, or previously used wood products such as newspapers.
Biodegradable products are products with organic compounds which can be more easily broken down by living organisms, such as algae, fungus and bacteria.
Pre-consumer content:
This refers to waste generated by other paper manufacturing processes such as trimmings or scraps. These can be easily re-purposed into new paper products without the additional time and expense of separating and de-inking them.

“Soy inks are made with soybeans, and use 50% less energy to make compared with petroleum-based ink. It makes it easier to recycle paper. Soy ink is an option for printing CD booklets/traycards, cardboard packaging and digipaks.”

Post-consumer content:
Post-consumer waste (PCW) is paper made out of the remains of products already sold and used by the consumer. This content is usually gathered by commercial and community recycling programs. This kind of paper is one of the most environmentally friendly choices as it not only prevents new trees from being cut-down to meet demand, it also stops waste products from going into landfills.
Renewable Resources:
These are resourced which will be replenished by natural processes as quickly, or faster than humans consume them.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC):
“The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests.
Our vision is that we can meet our current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.”
Well Managed Forest:
Researchers, policy makers and environmental activists are all still trying to agree on what makes a well-managed forest. The overarching theme is that the policies governing the use of these resources takes into account that a forest is more than just “a group of trees”, it is an eco-system, a habitat and a natural resource that we all must share.

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