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A Greener Festival.com co-founder Ben Challis brings you the latest developments from the forefront of the green movement.

The UK’s record music sector has firmly grasped the initiative in moving to a low carbon future by annoucing that it will reduce its manufacturing carbon footprint by 10% in 2009 alone. At a packed reception at Sony’s London headquarters last night (13th May).

Tony Wadsworth, chairman of the BPI, launched the new initiative and emphasised the importance of  the new Industry Green (IG) mark from Julies Bicycle to a cross music industry audience. The 2009 BRITS album was the first UK album to be certified with the IG mark which will give consumers a clear indication that materials used in a CDs packaging have met its standards for environmentally friendly products and services – and meetS consumer demands for a more green approach to packaging.

The launch also featured exhibitions from a range of manufacturers who are now offering green packaging and these contacts are below.Sony DADC’s  BendIt Green eco packaging line: 100% recycled or FSC-PEFC certified materials, eco friendly soya inks, eco friendly glue and water based varnish. www.sonydadc.com

Shorewood Packaging’s Repak: All paperboard disc packaging join’s Shorewood’s Greenchoice team – with no plastic in sight made from certified materials, recyled board and renewale paperboard.  www.shorewood-blueprint.com

Keyproduction’s Ecopak:  grey backed board containing 95%-100% recycled fibre of which 90%-95% is post consumer waste with vegetable inks and mineral free oils. www.keyproduction.co.uk

The London Fancy Box Co.  www.londonfancybox.com

AGI Media  www.agimedia.com

Arvato Digital Services  www.arvatodigitalservices.com

Alpha Duplication  www.alpha-duplication.com


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