Monday, June 9, 2008

E-waste be gone!

stop the e-waste madness...the following info is from ideal bite, a wonderful endless source of recycling tips:

Ready to eject your old CDs?

Pause before you chuck 'em. Now that MP3s and Blu-ray hi-def movies are taking over, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes (and their cases) are going the way of the phonograph. After you've converted or burned them, recycling is easier than skipping to the next song.

The Benefits
More space for everything else. When was the last time you actually listened to that copy of Kenny G's Greatest Hits?

CDs that don't play the earth. Each month, more than 45 tons of CDs become obsolete and end up inlandfills and incinerators - and in landfills they can take centuries to biodegrade.

Personally Speaking
Toshio found a record store in Portland that pays cash for any CD - yes, they even took Celine Dion.

Wanna Try?
Greendisk Technotrash Pack-IT - recycle any electronic waste in your home (up to 20 pounds) through this mail-in service ($7).
Ripstyles - Lazy Biters: opt for its LXRY service, where it'll burn your albums for you and recycle your jewel boxes (prices vary depending on volume).
ACT Recycling - recycle videocassettes and computer disks through an org that provides jobs to disabled people.

DIY Bite: Many nonprofits such as Goodwill will take your old CDs, DVDs, and computer games. You can also exchange them for cash or new media in used movie/music shops, or online.


Anonymous said...

Check out the Ripserver at My wife love the fact that we recycled my entire media collection and put all our photos, tapes, home movies and CDs in one networked storage place. I am in the good books for another year!

madmom2boys said...

Thanks for the great tip. Ripstyles will help to simplify and modernize my life. Thanks, sis!