Russian artists Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich of Art Lebedev Studio present a new way of making flash drives. Using cardboard, they've created disposable thumb drives, which have biodegradable housing and are environmentally friendly.
They are also inexpensive to produce. Cardboard is a more cost-effective material than plastic, wood or metal. It wouldn’t require using costly inks to decorate and customize. The outside of each drive could be written on as needed for its own specific purpose.