Help the environment or more like save a few $$ for the manufacturer? I say the latter. Besides, how many people actually throw away their cases? They're recyclable regardless. I dislike eco cases because it's easy to push a bit too hard on the sleeve and actually cause damage to the insert. Deal breaker for any purchase? No, but I do exchange them out with better cases when the chances arise. Though for a collector set, you would think they'd go a bit more out rather than a cheap typical release.