|Eco Friendly Choices
CD MANUFACTURING, CD
we're proud to be offering an ever-expanding selection of
products that promote low-plastic, no-plastic, recycled and
even bio-degradable content. To put it more simply...
CDwest.ca offers an ever-increasing number of no-plastic and
low-plastic packaging alternatives for CD and DVD.
CD Eco Sleeves
Say good-bye to traditional
plastic cases and say hello to our eco-friendly CD Sleeves.
The increasing popularity of these no-plastic CD packaging
alternatives has turned them into a surprisingly
This is the
alternative packaging solution that first captured the
imagination of consumers. A low-plastic package that has all
the form and function of traditional CD Jewel Cases and DVD
library cases but with only a fraction of the plastic.
We Use FSC Certified Products
Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization
that brings people together to find solutions which promote
responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
FSC is a stakeholder owned system for promoting responsible
management of the world’s forests and sets international
standards for responsible forest management.
The FSC accredits independent third party organizations who
can certify forest managers and forest product producers to
FSC standards. In the past 13 years over 90 million hectares
in more than 70 countries have been certified according to
FSC standards while several thousand products are produced
using FSC-certified wood and carrying the FSC trademark. FSC
operates through its network of National Initiatives in 45
The Board-Stock and Paper We Use
board-stock CDwest.ca uses for our CD Sleeves, CD Jackets
and CD Digipak is:
40% post-consumer waste content
The standard paper-stock CDwest.ca uses for our printed
paper inserts, folders, booklets and posters is:
100# gloss text
30% post-consumer waste content
We Use Vegetable-Based Inks
Web Printing uses vegetable-based inks which are less
harmful to the environment than petroleum-based
alternatives. Soy and vegetable products are used in ink for
their oils, which act as the vehicle for the ink pigments.
Most manufacturers of soy and vegetable based inks today
actually "blend" ingredients, much in the way a winemaker
will blend grapes, in order to take advantage of the unique
characteristics of each oil. Soy and vegetable based inks
are widely recognized as the environmentally friendly
Low Minimum Orders
Many clients are surprised that we have so many products
with a minimum order requirement of just 300 units - while
the industry standard is still 500 to 1000. The reason for
this is three-fold:
As a client of CDwest.ca you're dealing factory-direct, so
we have absolute control over our production capabilities
and capacities. This allows us to configure them in any way
that makes good sense.
Many customers want the quality of replicated discs but
simply have no need for 500 or 1000 discs. If our clients
express a need for smaller runs, and we have the ability to
fill that need, it's in our best interests to do so.
Environmentally speaking, it's in everyone's best interests
if we produce less. What is the result of manufacturing 500
or 1000 units of a product when the client only has a need
for 300? The answer: Waste. Not only is it an unnecessary
waste of materials and resources to make unwanted goods, but
those unwanted goods will eventually end up in the garbage
and then into a land-fill.
Recycling Excess Production
If you're familiar with custom manufacturing you'll know
that more product needs to be manufactured than is actually
ordered by the client - this is to make up for the quantity
of items that may get rejected in quality control processes.
At CDwest.ca we generally make no more than +5% overage, but
this varies depending on the total quantity of the order.
Despite having to make excess product, CDwest.ca recycles
all excess plastic (disc) and paper/board (print) materials
that do not get delivered to the client... it does NOT go
into the garbage.
Recycling Program For Your
Unwanted Discs and Cases
with our parent company Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp.,
CDwest.ca has launched a new program to keep your unwanted
CD discs and cases out of your local landfill.
With the knowledge that these items are not accepted by most
community curbside recycling services, CDwest.ca will
recycle these materials for you as a part of our existing
in-house recycling program. Learn more about our CD