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Massive Price Reduction: 3rd June 2021

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

We have massively dropped the prices on all our Card Products.

As venues start to reopen we want to give you a helping hand to stock up on your merchandise, and at the same time promote our Eco-Friendly Card Products.

These include:

Single Card Wallets

Double Card Wallets

4 Page Lancing Packs

4 Page Digi-Paks

Check out these products and prices on our instant price calculator via this link or by returning to the home page :

https://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk/prices.html

We can’t be beaten on Quality or Price; all our card is Premium 300/350 gsm Pro Stock & is Die Cut for an immaculate finish.

colourful lady with multi-coloured hair and cool sunglassescard lancing pack with cd with woman and man in swimming costumes and a booklet

 

Recycled Discs: 2nd July 2020

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

For those who like myself hold recycling dear to the heart I have proof that one form works.

discs hanging in tree to protect bunch of red cherry's from birds

Not one cherry eaten by birds!!!

https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/cds-dvds-0

Allotment/Work Connection: 7th May 2020

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

We try to recycle or reuse as much as we can at work in all areas whether it be paper parts, envelopes, boxes, discs or ink cartridges.

I am loving to be able to reuse over-run CD’s & DVDs at my allotment to act as bird scarers.cds with burn side showing ties through centre hole with string

We Do Waterproof Print ! 13th March 2020

Friday, March 13th, 2020

I thought it was worth letting our customers know that at Duplication Centre we also specialise in Waterproof Print.

https://www.waterproofprint.com

Using our State of the Art Richo Pro C7100sx we produce waterproof print in 300 gsm and 170 gsm for outdoor pursuits,outdoor cafes & restaurants, aqua sport and other marine needs, maps, walking & hiking, leaflets & flyers….and the occasional poster for a lost cat!!!

We are proud to say that we  have just completed an order for the Royal Society For the Protection of Birds.

A4 booklets ringbound with various outdoor scenes of wildlife

Ready for outside use in the RSPB Hides.

Recycling Discs: 20st February 2020

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

As part of our ongoing search to find worthwhile causes to recycle our discs we are collecting over-runs or “spoilt” discs to send to Holborough Lakes Special Resource Provision at Valley Invicta Primary School; working with children who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs.

https://www.holboroughlakes.viat.org.uk/2329/news/post/75/project-salus-donation-request

The discs are going to be used for projects in their sensory garden and we look forward to sharing pictures of this when it is complete.

silver shiny cd discs spread on table for recycycling

 

Recycling : 14th Feb 2020

Friday, February 14th, 2020

We are always trying our best to recycle within our industry and constantly look for new ways, however small to improve.

We are especially pleased when we can promote recycling through the work we have done for a customer….especially one who has been with us for years!

Check Nathans Wastesavers out here:

https://www.nathanswastesavers.co.uk/textile_recycling_contact_us.php

Rag Bag is a brilliant recycling scheme developed to provide regular fundraising for schools,clubs,nurseries and other organisations….the scheme raises awareness to with the younger generation and ensures less material goes to landfill.

https://www.nathanswastesavers.co.uk/rag_bag_free_fundraising_scheme.html

cd with cartoon characters loading bags of rags for recycling on to a lorry

RAG BAG RECYCLING

New Year,New Project: 22nd Jan 2020

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

We are delighted to still be bringing to our customers such high quality CD’s , DVD’s & Blu-Ray.

If you’ve been considering putting your music onto disc, come to us for help and advice for the best results for you.

Although our most popular products are the eco-friendly card products we still do the full range of traditional plastic cases, and where we can we buy eco-friendly or recyclable plastic.

Give us a call if you need any help with your order; we have both technical and administrative staff to guide you through.

Retro look card wallet with hollywood vibe, man in sunglasses and hollwood couple dancing2 rows of cds with the spine upwards in a boxclosed cd and an open cd case cd with countryside fields and a farmer and his wife

Recycling Discs: 13th September 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019

However hard you try, in production of orders we do sometimes have spoilt print or rejected burns from our machines.

That means we have unusable discs, which we always try to recycle in some way.

Just one wonderful use for a recycled CD/DVD !!

 

man with glasses and moustashe trimming it with scissors using a cd as a mirror

 

The environmental impacts of CD and DVD duplication and replication

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

What are the effects of duplicating CDs on the environment?

Reports on the state of the environment are all around us, becoming one of the main concerns of the public.  And within this there is no denying that CD and DVD duplication and replication, like every business, has its role in being able to make the environment better or worse.  However there are things that can be done to help – and you yourself can do your part!

But first, consider this:  For each CD made, one kilogram of carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere.  Now, that may not sound like much but when you throw into the equation that In the year 2000, 2.455 billion CDs were sold worldwide it makes 2,455,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide in one year, plus the 3 and a half metric tonnes of toxic waste that comes with it!  And that, scarily enough, is for just the mass CD duplication of the music industry alone.  That doesn’t count computer games, promotional DVDs, DVD films, any software sales or the blank CDs just sold in shops!

And what happens to all of these CDs once nobody wants them anymore?  That’s right, they end up in landfill.  Because of the complex nature of their make up (CD’s contain many layers of mined minerals such as aluminium, gold, silver and nickel mixed in layers with non-biodegradable petroleum-derived plastics and lacquers) they cannot be recycled in the tradition sense, either.  In fact, if they are accidentally put in plastic recycling, they have been known to ruin the recycling equipment itself!  This is because the plastic used for CDs, polycarbonate plastic (derived from BPA) is almost impossible to recycle and has been linked to human and animal health problems and polluted groundwater.

But there is an alternative to this notorious plastic:  Polylactic acid (PLA) is an entirely biodegradable plastic substitute derived from corn – not only biodegradable but sustainable, too!  Here, then, the environmental impact of mass CD duplication could be lessened greatly.

In a similar vein, jewel CD cases are also clogging up landfill sites.  These, too, could be replaced in the mass CD duplication industry with the PLA cases or could be made out of paper out of recycled paper, a practice some individual CD producers have started to do follow.  This last idea has its problems, however, as the paper and cardboard cases are simply not as durable as the plastic ones and this, more than anything else, has been keeping them off the market.

But enough about what big business could be doing:  What can you do?  Well, you could send your old CDs off to a handful of private companies who have come up with some innovative ways to recycle them.  They can, for a small processing fee, be transformed into all manner of things, ranging from street lamps and car parts to, rather ironically, new jewel cases for the CDs themselves!  A good UK disc recycling company is Polymer Recycling Ltd.  You can also choose an environmentally responsible company for your CD and DVD duplication and replication needs, for instance Duplication Centre UK or Replication Centre UK who do all they can for the environment, for instance by recycling their packaging materials they reduce the amount of their waste that goes into landfill!

How CDs and DVDs Can Impact the Environment

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The environment is a hot topic now-a-days.

How are you helping or hurting the environment with your duplication or replication of CDs?

Working with CDs and DVDs has an impact on the environment and it is important to understand how you are impacting the world around you. Not only that, but you must realise the various ways you can counteract the damage that you put on the environment due to your use of CDs or DVDs.

How are you impacting the environment?

Whenever you create a CD you build one kilogram of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere.

Unfortunately most people don’t think that this will affect much. However, since the world’s population is so large, 2,455,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide are created every year from the combination of people’s CD creation.

This statistic is just from the music industry alone. With the addition of promotional CDs, DVD movies, computer games and everything else that is used on CDs the numbers most likely double.

The aftermath

What happens to a CD after you dispose of it?

They typically end up in a landfill. Due to their makeup, they cannot be recycled. In fact, if they are accidentally recycled they can damage the equipment that is used to recycle materials.

An alternative

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a great alternative to the plastic used in CDs. It is biodegradable and can reduce the effect of typical plastics used in CDs.

The material used in CD cases is also a great burden on the environment. In order to counteract the effects of CD cases, you can use PLA cases. You can also use cases that are made out of paper that many music producers have used to create CDs. The only problem with using paper cases is that they are not as durable as the usual plastic cases.

What can you do?

Every small act helps. If you would like to prevent the problems of CD pollution you can send your CDs to private companies who recycle them. A great CD recycling company in the UK is Polymer Recycling Ltd.

You can also choose to work with environmentally friendly companies when choosing your CD duplication and replication options. There are many options out there, but don’t forget that Duplication Centre recycles its packaging materials, so it is an environmentally responsible choice for CDs.

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