I just finished reading this article about Earthology Records in my local paper. I wanted to share it because I'm impressed that they want to tackle the waste that is a big part of producing compact discs.
On a related note, I enjoy buying music and being able to hold and read through the artwork. However, I could not imagine not having that for Tool's 10,000 Days, an excellent mixture of artwork and music. On the other hand, I have also gotten used to playing music on my iPod and doing without the packaging.