Brit Awards organizer the BPI is claiming the two-CD compilation album released to tie in with tomorrow night's (Feb.18) ceremony as a benchmark in eco-friendly album packaging.

"The BRIT Awards 2009," released Feb.9 by Sony Music Entertainment, debuted on this week's compilation chart, compiled by the Official Charts Company, at No. 9. The album, the first in the series to be made from eco-friendly packaging, features 40 hits by artists in the U.K. singles chart of the last year, including five of the top ten best-selling tracks of 2008.

Some of the profits from the compilation are going to the Brit Trust charity. Sony DADC, the label's manufacturing arm, has waived its fee for producing the album, which will also go to the charity.

The paper used in the packaging is approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and industry environmental body Julie's Bicycle has awarded the release its Green Mark for eco-friendly design, the first album to receive such recognition.

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