Ongoing History Daily: The environmentally friendly CD

With all their plastic and glue and aluminum, CD and DVDs aren’t exactly environmentally friendly. This has been recognized as a problem for a long time.

Back in 2008, we thought with might have a solution with the first so-called “green” DVD, which was dubbed the “EcoDisc.” It’s was the first fully-recyclable DVD. It was flexible, about half the thickness of a regular DVD (which means 50% fewer polycarbonates), and was made without any nasty adhesives. Plus its manufacture used 40% less energy and 56% fewer CO2 emissions.

So what was the first release on the EcoDisc? On October 21, 2008, The Mail on Sunday, a UK newspaper, came with the first EcoDisc. It was called Strictly Come Dancing and featured a series of dance lessons from a dude called Anton Du Beke. The cha-cha, the quickstep, and the Jive.

Funny, though. No one’s heard of the EcoDisc since.

Yesterday’s post featured the story of Eddie Vedder’s not-so-proud moment.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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