I’m doing a bit of research on how to recycle video tapes.
I checked out the Recycle now website and they suggest donating to charity shops, libraries or schools, but I know my local charity shop can’t take video tapes any more – they just can’t sell them these days. When was the last time you played a video tape? Do you even have a video tape player? Are you wondering what a video tape player looks like?
Well… I’ve seen a number of tweets and emails asking how best (or how even) to recycle video tapes but so far no solutions.
The Recycling People take video and audio tapes but at a cost. For example up to 50 tapes costs £15. Prices get cheaper (per piece) for larger quantities so would be worth getting together with friends to get best value for money, but – AND THIS IS A BIG BUT (like mine) are people really prepared to pay to get stuff recycled? I have my doubts.
So time to do some investigation I feel. If you know of anywhere that recycles video and audio tape for free, please do tell me. In the meantime…just shut the cupboard door on them and hold off the temptation to bin them. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Promise.