If you find yourself burning a lot of music CD’s, odds are you probably really only get long term use out of a few of them while the rest either get lost, thrown away, become coasters, etc.

Instead of this somewhat wasteful approach, take advantage of rewritable CD’s. While you can buy blank CD-R’s for virtually nothing, CD-RW’s are extremely inexpensive as well. With CD-RW’s you can burn your music and listen until you get tired of it and then reuse the CD. If you do come across something you like and want to keep on CD permanently, just burn it to a CD-R to free your CD-RW up.

In the long run, this approach is more economical for both yourself and the environment.