An alternative to CDs? For record stores? What decade are you people living in?
The idea here, believe it or not, is that instead of selling music on CDs, music stores should sell their music on disposable mp3 players.
Since it’s completely impossible to deliver music instantly to my computer or my iPod, this is the next best thing. I’ll just go to the store, and buy a new mp3 player that’s already loaded with the music I want to listen to!
You’re manufacturing a piece of electronics that nobody needs, packaging it, shipping it from the factory to North America, then from the warehouse to the store, all so the customer can use it once before he copies the mp3s to his iPod and never touches your device again!
It would honestly be ten times better for the environment if you left that “recycled plastic” in a landfill where you found it!