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Caltopia Live Album: A Green Solution

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, every month in the United States around 100,000 pounds of CDs become outdated, useless or unwanted. This creates an environmental problem because CDs are generally made from materials including polycarbonate plastic, petroleum-based lacquer and paints, with the jewel cases typically containing, polyvinyl chloride (PVC). That makes recycling difficult and depositing in landfills hazardous because the materials can end up contaminating soil and water. The EPA estimates that less than one percent of post-consumer PVC is recovered or reprocessed. This means the remaining 99% either ends up in landfills or is incinerated!

In an effort to avoid creating more waste, we took another route for our Caltopia Live Album — a compilation of 14 tracks from Bay Area artists. Rather than producing 20,000 CDs and cases, the album is only available via online download. If you think that sounds good, you should hear the album. Click here to visit the Caltopia Live Album webpage, complete with a link to download the entire album.

What You Can Do
If you have any CD’s or DVD’s that you are no longer using or are ready for the trash, check out this website http://recycleyourdiscs.com and learn how you can recycle your old discs for free!

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