1. CD packaging
If you’re planning to release a CD make sure it’s in 100% recyclable card packaging – or if that is not possible make it a digipack. This reduces the carbon of each CD package by up to 95%, and the CD will be eligible for the IG mark, an industry-recognised brand for green action with integrity.
Labels currently offering IG marked and certified product are:
- Universal – (incl. A&M Records, Decca Records, Fiction, Geffen, Island Music Group, Mercury Records, Polydor)
- Sony Music – (incl. Columbia, Deconstruction, RCA, Sony CMG)
- Warner Music – (incl. Atlantic, Rhino, WarnerBros Records)
- EMI (incl. Angel, Capitol, EMI Classics, Parlophone, Virgin Records)
- Ninja Tune
- Search for CD packaging suppliers offering sustainable products on our Green Database
- Read our Impacts and Opportunities report showing emissions savings that can be made by ditching plastic packaging
- Learn more about Industry Green (IG)
2. Green your booklet
Print the paper booklet for your CD on 100% recycled or virgin paper from FSC certified sources, with sustainably sourced inks.