Ubisoft, the video game publisher producing Shaun White’s newest game, “Shaun White Skateboarding”, has announced that they will no longer issue paper manuals with the games. In an attempt to go greener, the company said all directions for the game will be on the actual game disc. Shaun’s new game will be the first example of this new trend, and it’s coming out this coming fall.
Data shows that about 13 trees are destroyed to make one top of paper for those manuals. That comes out to 2.7 tons of carbon dioxide being released with an energy use of 28 million British Thermal Units.
Additionally, Ubisoft is also stating that it is entering into a partnership with Technimark in order to create a DVD case made from 100% recycled material. Here is Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America: “Ubisoft is often recognized for making great games, but it’s a special privilege to be the industry leader at saving trees. Eco-friendly initiatives are important to the global community and introducing in-game digital manuals on Xbox 360 and PS3 is just the latest example of Ubisoft’s ongoing commitment to being a more environmentally conscious company.”