SEGA Europe recently announced that all future PC game physical versions of the company will be fully recyclable, based on sustainability concerns,media msPoweruser reported. This is not the first time Sega has taken steps to reduce its environmental footprint. Back in September last year, Sega announced that it would release Football Manager 2020 in the form of the “greenest packaging” the company could create.
The first game to be environmentally friendly will be “Rome 2: Total War: ROME II – Enemy at the Gates Edition”, which includes the ontital of “Rome 2: Total War” and “Hannibal under the City of Soldiers,” “The Emperor of Augustus” and “The Emperor of Augustus” and “The World War” Empire Split “three DLcs. The game will be released on February 6.
According to a press release from the company, the new package includes a box made from 100% recyclable cardboard. The game manual will also contain 100% recyclable material. All printing will use water and plant inks. The disc is an exception, but can be recycled through a professional company. Last but not least, the game packaging will be protected by materials made of 100% recyclable low density polyethylene.
While producing environmentally friendly packaging will cost Sega Europe more, the company echoed Miles Jacobson’s previous statement to Football Manager 2020: “This is a price to pay to protect the future of the planet.” “
Gary Dale, President/Chief Operating Officer of Sega Europe, said: “This initiative demonstrates Sega Europe’s commitment to reducing plastic waste and its ongoing efforts to implement environmentally friendly business practices. “
“Our estimate of Football Manager 2020 shows that with this game alone, we can save up to 20 tonnes of plastic packaging, so taking this step in our other PC portfolio will double the cost savings.” “
“We would like to reiterate that Miles will begin investigating similar packaging solutions in film, gaming and music from September 2019 so that we can jointly observe a significant reduction in plastic packaging production and related waste and pollution in the coming years.” “