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    CD/DVD Recycling

    Anyone do this, have any info about doing it?

    We are going for eco-schools status and recycle most other things but we seem to throw a massive amount of these out, or burn them, so want to find something a little more green to do with them.

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    Send them to AOL

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    LOL strangley enough we dont get any from AOL, now i've said that i know we'll get hundreds lol. These are all the MS agreement CD's mainly. All destroyed and useless but just cant bring my self to bin them.

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    A school I used to work for took them to the D&T department, where they were made into clocks (suitable decorated, cut to shape, etc) - those little mechanisms fit perfectly through the centre of a CD/DVD.

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    Replace the mirrors in the toilets?

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    Ours all go to the nursery deparment. They use them from everthing to wheels on things they make, to wall collages, to god knows what. Im jsut glad to get rid of them

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    We give some to tech, but theres only so many clocks they can make!

    Wish there was a place. And I also wish companies would have a bit of common sense - eg if you're ordering 100 computers, you really dont need 100 driver cds

    Thankfull schools agreement is all downloadable now, because that was a massive waste as well - a huge wallet of discs, half of which we didnt even use

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    Bird scarers? I've got a stack ready for re-seeding the lawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Bird scarers? I've got a stack ready for re-seeding the lawn.
    That's what I was going to say. Take them down your local allotments.

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    sharpen them and use them as reminder frisbes for people when they forget their passwords.

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    Our science department use them for mirrors for certain experiments.

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    Stick 'em in a mircowave and stand back.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Wegnjmd-8

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    Hmm yeah think i'll send an email around see if any department wants them first if not guess i'll have to practice frisbe :P

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    Also good as wheels for solar-powered cars, according to tech.

    A good rule of thumb is:

    a) find the teacher in technology who's a hoarder and loves having stuff "just in case".
    b) wait until he's built up a compost heap of "useful things" around his desk.
    c) add whatever you like to heap - they never notice and may find it "useful".




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