SEGA Europe announces a switch to 100% recyclable packaging for its physical games
SEGA Europe has released a statement today (January 30, 2020) in which it outlined its plan to use 100% recyclable packaging for the physical copies of its games going forward. This includes the box (cardboard), the manual (100% recycled and recyclable paper material) and the shrink-wrap (low-density polyethylene (LDPE)). In addition, the inks used on the same will be more eco-neutral water- and vegetable-based pigments.
The publisher claims that these new boxes and their content will retain the same premium esthetics and appeal of plastics in retail games. This move follows a similar 2019 initiative in which it collaborated with Sports Interactive to release the physical version of Football Manager 2020 in the same kind of packaging.
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