If there already wasn’t enough e-waste being generated around the world, a German company has come up with the brilliant idea of having a DVD-D disc format that automatically self-destructs 48 hours after its cardboard sleeve is opened. Aimed at replacing movie rentals without the fuss of returning the disc, these DVDs are already selling like hot cakes in France, Italy and Scandinavian countries. The DVD-D claims to provide users full DVD experience with digital quality and sound, language options, slow-mo, as well as forward and backward facilities that are compatible with any type content and any type of hardware. Once you purchase the DVD-D, you can keep for several years but once you open the sleeve, you only have a window of 48 hours before the mysterious chemical starts to act out and kill whatever you have stored on it. After the prescribed time period is up the DVD player will flash âNO DISCâ if you try to play the thing. The manufacturers have kept mum on the ecological implications of this new product but they are more than happy to let you know that the cardboard sleeve is fully recyclable. Yeah that should shut those eco-freaks up!