Can audio cassette tapes be recycled?

United States
January 15, 2008 9:14am CST
I try to recycle everything I can. It is only a bit inconvenient here. We drop the recycling off at collection bins around the city. And it does clutter up the house until I carry it out. But it is a lot easier than some places where there may be only one or two sites for drop off and they are miles away. Anyway, I have boxes of old audio cassettes. They aren't music, so no one else wants them. Before I just throw them in the trash I thought they might be recycled. The cases are plastic afterall. Anyone know if they can be put into the plastic recycling?
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
1 Jun 08
This site has some ideas on what you can do to recycle or reuse these types of tapes. http://www.lifegoggles.com/595/recycling-old-audio-cassettes/ And this site has some ideas for crafts you can make out of audio cassette tape. http://www.myrecycledbags.com/category/cassette-tape-crafts/ Hope these help.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
What amazing websites! Thanks. I can't wait to try crocheting with the tape. Why didn't I think of that? I've been taking the tapes apart, putting the rigid plastic in recycling and putting the tape in the trash because i didn't know what else to do with it. I have a large paper grocery bag full of it right now. I'll bet I could make reusable shopping bags for our church bazaar. Thank you.
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
3 Jun 08
You are very welcome--bags for the bazaar sound like a very cool idea.
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