Common questions

Should I keep CD jewel cases?

Should I keep CD jewel cases?

Pros of keeping the jewel cases: Can keep the liner notes, and list of songs, along with the cover art, all together easily. If you loan your CDs (or DVDs) out you can easily label the case with a sticker, such as with one of these custom bookplates or labels, making it more likely to get returned to you.

How much does a jewel case cost?

Case Cost (sale to standard price) Uses
Jewel Case (Slim) $0.10 to $0.18 Not much fancier than the sleeve
Jewel Case (Standard) $0.10 to $0.18 Useful to add artwork or a book.
DVD case (Slim) $0.30 to $0.50 Good presentation & storage
DVD case (Standard) $0.30 to $0.70 Good presentation & storage

Why is a CD case called a jewel case?

Origin. According to Philips, the name “jewel case” reflects either the generally high quality of the case design compared to initial attempts, or its appearance. According to one publication, initial attempts at packaging CDs were unsatisfactory.

Can you sell empty CD cases?

Charity organizations and nonprofits like Goodwill may also accept your CDs and cases. You may also consider posting an ad on a site like Craigslist or Freecycle to gauge if your local community can put them to use.

Should I keep CDs after ripping?

Probably not. You have the right to enjoy the music and movies you own, but if you no longer own the discs, you no longer have the right to keep any copies.

How do I get rid of CD jewel cases?

To locate where to recycle your unwanted discs and packaging, check out, the CD Recycling Center of America, or contact your city’s recycling department. Best Buy also has an electronics recycling program that sometimes accepts jewel cases.

How much does it cost to mail a CD 2020?

Cost: $0.85 (2-ounce letter rate plus 15-cent non-machinable surcharge): Wrap the CD and 1 to 2 pieces of non-corrugated (cereal box-type) cardboard with the SwapaCD Wrapper. The stiffness of the CD and cardboard adds a $0.15 non-machinable surcharge to the $0.70 2-ounce letter rate.

How much does it cost to mail a CD in jewel case?

It is no heavier than 2 ounces and no thicker than 1/4 inch. For extra protection, the CD can be wrapped in cereal-box grade cardboard and mailed in the 6-inch by 9-inch envelope for the 2-ounce letter rate plus a 21-cent surcharge, resulting in total postage of 91 cents, as of 2014.

The CD jewel case is a slim plastic case with hinges and a moulded circular depression with a circular clip for holding the CD in place. It was called a jewel case for a really bizarre reason. Apparently, jewellers who were also watchmakers used a special type of hinge in watches and clocks that incorporated a gemstone such as a ruby .

What kind of plastic are CD jewel cases made of?

CD cases (also known as jewel cases) are slightly easier to recycle. They are made of #6 plastic, also known as polystyrene or PS. Lots of common items, including toys, smoke detector cases, kitchenware, medicine bottles and anything made of Styrofoam (including packing peanuts), contain polystyrene.

What is the standard size of a jewel case?

The standard size of the jewel case is a three-piece plastic case, measuring 142 mm × 125 mm × 10 mm and includes a booklet and tray card. The tray of the jewel case features a ‘claw’ or ‘teeth’ that firmly holds the CD in place.

What is a standard CD case?

The standard CD Jewel case is the most common and affordable CD packaging available. It is a 3 piece construction with a removable tray. The front of the standard CD jewel case can hold a booklet of up to 32 pages.