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Video Recycling Update

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Yay! Google came up trumps again.

A company based in Bristol, Environmental Media Solutions, take VHS video cassettes which they recycle 100%. And they do it for free.

I spoke to the lovely peeps at EMS about their recycling service and they told me all about the various collection schemes they are setting up around the country.

If you are not local to one of their schemes and you have the urge to clean out your cupboards, you can post your video cassettes to them.  There’s some important legal-eagle stuff – just a form you have to send with your cassettes but it won’t take you a moment to download it and fill it out. Check out their website to find out more:

Over the coming months you should see more and more local schemes being set up, so keep an eye out at your supermarket, your recycling centre or maybe your local council offices, community centre, school or library.

I’ll keep you posted of any new schemes I hear about :)



Recycling Video Tapes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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.



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