1990, December 25

CD Packaging Attacked as Wasteful
By Stephen Holden
Published December 25, 1990 in the New York Times

The way most compact disks are packaged -- in a 6-by-12-inch paperboard and plastic sandwich called a longbox -- has come under increasing criticism from recording artists and others as an ecologically wasteful nuisance. Retailers, on the other hand, defend the longbox as a necessary part of their display racks and a deterrent to shoplifters.

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