Saturday, February 2, 2013

recycle those CD's

Since January 1st, I have been doing my usual 'new year cleaning' and had rounded up a number of CD's that are too scratched to play or have been written over so many times they're useless. I had thought about reusing them for some crafty project (oh no! not another one!), but thankfully soon lost interest in THAT idea...

So what to do? Recycle them of course! A quick Google search of 'cd recycling' brought up a few options - I chose The CD Recycling Center of America because a) it is close to home, and b) it's FREE (other sites charge a fee).

This is what they have to say:

"Each year, billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while millions of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators. If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, it is your responsibility to promote how to recycle them. Compacts Discs, when recycled properly, will stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming. Spread the word to help us save the world we all live in."

They also recycle floppy disc's, VHS tapes, cell phones and inkjet cartridges. Yeah! 

And they have this great little video about the whole process - from how to sort your media and packaging, to how the plastic is processed for resale and reuse. It really is a fascinating process!!