Reducing oil dependency, saving energy and cutting CO2 emissions is essential for the planet. The optical disc industry must do its part to help. Until digital data delivery takes over completely, the EcoDisc does just that by reducing the need for oil-based raw materials and energy.
EcoDisc. The First Environmentally Friendly DVD.
The DVD as we know it has become the standard medium for data storage in the world’s consumer markets. Relying on its favorable cost/capacity ratio, the standard DVD has remained largely unchanged since its invention in 1993.
While the need for cutting oil dependency, minimizing energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has reached global consensus, the standard DVD in its rigid format has very little to offer to meet these goals. On the contrary, it depends on a non-biodegradable, toxic resin to bond the two halves a DVD is constructed from.
The EcoDisc has been engineered with its impact on the environment in mind. Using today’s materials and technological processes, the EcoDisc has all the advantages of a standard DVD with the same capacity, playability, optical and electrical properties. The EcoDisc is not only thinner, lighter and more flexible than a standard DVD, it is also entirely free of toxic bonder.
EcoDisc. Less is More.
The difference becomes clear when you look at the EcoDisc’s carbon footprint.
In comparison to the standard DVD the EcoDisc consists of 50% less polycarbonate, an oil derivative used as the main material to form the disc. By halving the amount of raw material, the manufacturing of the EcoDisc also needs 50% less energy in production. Taking all influencing factors into account, using EcoDisc instead of standard DVDs effectively reduces CO2 emissions by 52%.
But it is not just the carbon footprint that is smaller.
The thinner EcoDisc reduces the transport volume from factory to the consumer and thereby reducing freight cost and conserving fuel. The EcoDisc increases warehouse storage capacity and its lighter weight saves on postage. Its flexibility guarantees stronger durability when it is being handled, packaged or mailed to consumers. And ultimately when it comes to the end of its life cycle, the EcoDisc can be easily recycled thanks to the absence of any toxic bonder.
EcoDisc. A Proven Concept.
The EcoDisc was invented in 2006 and has patents pending in all major markets worldwide. Since manufacturing has started in Europe during the summer of 2007, tens of millions of EcoDisc DVDs have been produced and distributed.
The EcoDisc does not only offer a commercially viable and more eco-friendly alternative to the standard DVD, it already has a successful track record with major magazine and newspaper publishers, large consumer goods manufacturers, governments and publishers of movie, educational and promotional content.
Change to EcoDisc. It's carbon sense.
If your company is committed to offer more sustainable products and processes; if you want to minimize your carbon footprint and greenhouse gases to stop climate change; if you endorse the reduction of oil dependency; if you want to benefit from the saving of energy; or if you simply want prepare for the carbon tax; it is about time you meet the EcoDisc.