Sega Europe has made the decision to make all the boxes for its PC releases cardboard. they will be made from 100% recycled materials, and will be 100% recyclable.
The boxes Sega will be using are more expensive than regular DVD cases, but it’s estimated that cost will be offset in transportation, as the cardboard ones are smaller and lighter.
Hopefully successes in this end of the market can convince Sega and other publishers to maybe get together and see if trials can be done on delivering console games in these more environmentally-sound cases.
Other Companies like Nintendo have innovated here in the past, by reducing the amount of plastic used in their cases.