posted by Wendy Stott
Published: February 08, 2011
The new Oasis Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak™ features the Oasis BottleTray: a flexible clear tray for CDs made 100% from water bottles which would otherwise be destined for a landfill or the incinerator, made to Oasis specifications by Sunlyte Packaging in Biddeford, Maine. It reduces carbon emissions by 88% overall compared to a jewel case (65% compared to a conventionally-trayed Digipak).
Just as importantly, the entire CD manufacturing, package, assembly and UPS shipping are now rendered 100% carbon neutral, thanks to carefully sourced carbon offset credits certified by Carbonfund.org. (Carbonfund was named the 2010 Reader's Choice Best Carbon Offset Provider by TreeHugger.)
Oasis Disc Manufacturing has long been a leader in the music industry for promoting sustainable practices, while continuing to offer musicians a unique and quality presentation of their work.
"I'm especially excited because The Oasis Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak™ has a triple value of reducing landfill use, plastic consumption, and harm to the earth's atmosphere!" says Oasis President and Founder Micah Solomon, adding, "As always, we're very passionate about putting out great independent content by our clients while finding new, earth-friendly ways to manufacture it."
Oasis customers are already getting on the Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak™ bandwagon, including top-selling children's musicians and four-time Grammy® nominees Trout Fishing In America. Group manager, Dick Renko says this long-time Oasis client is interested in "migrating our catalog and new titles to the Oasis Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak format. It's very much in keeping with Trout Fishing In America's long-running commitment to the environment."
The Oasis Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak is now offered in 4, 6, and 8 panel configurations.