Football Manager 2020 only just got a trailer last month, but now Sports Interactive has another announcement to make, as they're ditching plastic cases in favour of a more environmentally-friendly alternative.
Instead, the plastic box will be replaced with "a reinforced, 100% recycled gatefold cardboard sleeve, made with 100% recycled fibres," with the printing on the packaging using vegetable and water-based ink. The manual inside is even made of recyclable paper, and the shrink wrap to wrap it all in is recyclable as well.
Since all this is lighter, Sports Interactive and Sega add that it should take less fuel to transport too, and because the package is the same size in terms of the spine, being just a little bit shorter, retailers can still stock it.
"But we're not interested in being the only people doing this," the post adds. "So I'm throwing down the gauntlet here to ALL entertainment companies who use plastic for their Blu Ray, DVD and CD packaging. Imagine how much plastic we could save, how much landfill we could avoid and how much less plastic would make it into the oceans if we were all do this?"
With this comes an increased cost of around 20 cents, but we're told "that extra cost will be partly offset by cheaper distribution costs and partly offset by cheaper destruction costs".
Should more companies do this?
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