Comments on: Climate for Action: Give CDs a Listen, then Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: gerry http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11925 Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:36:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11925 Very innovative stuff. What we really need is for someone to put up money for commercials informing people. I really just don’t think most people think about this kind of thing even though they “should”. We all have to live on planet earth together, after all. Makes sense to preserve Her.

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By: desiree may at listen music http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11924 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 05:51:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11924 good idea in terms of recycling and preserving the environment and very helpful to thanks for this.

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By: Sharon http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11923 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 05:18:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11923 I’ve heard that if you paint owl faces on 1 side of the old cds and hang them in the veggie garden it will keep the birds away. I’m going to try it this year so I’ll let you know!

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11922 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:36:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11922 Really interesting! Good substitute for keeping your gardens growing.

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By: GregorE http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11921 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:27:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11921 If you’re willing to be creative, there’s lots of ways to reuse unwanted CDs. For example, I’ve seen some folks string-up their old cds near vegetable gardens… the reflectivity seems to keep the birds away. As some others have already mentioned, the use of CDs in artwork is another great way to reuse them.

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11920 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:15:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11920 Good question Lisa. What should we do with that waste? I never heard of recyclers taking CDs and turning them into building materials. It’s a good way to recycle them. I found a link to an organization that does that. I think they have an address to send your CDs to also. http://cdrecyclingcenter.org/information/faq

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11919 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 14:58:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11919 Yes- this is a great way to eliminate CD waste. My iPod can store a couple thousand songs, but I’ve heard of iPods holding up to 500,000 songs. There are also iPod Docs that allow you to play music without headphones so you can share your music with others without copying CDs.

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By: Michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11918 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 14:53:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11918 Good idea. If you’re into art there are a lot of cool things you can make out of CDs. I was impressed with the way people were decorating recycled CDs and using them as Valentines Day gifts at this website http://www.recyclingcds.com/

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By: Lisa http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11917 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:59:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11917 I agree. I think CDs / DVDs will become obsolete in the future as files are transferred directly. You can download movies on your computer and either watch directly on your computer or plug it into your TV. You can also download movies on your DVR. With iPods and other MP3 filesharing, there’s really no need to copy anything to a CD. It’s eventual – CDs/DVDs will go the way of tapes and floppy disks soon.

Of course, that still leaves the question – what to do with all of the unwanted CDs/DVDs? A quick Google search on CD recycling shows there are a number of places that will recycle CDs/DVDs by grinding them up and melting them down for use in building materials, for example.

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By: Lindsey Lippert http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/climate-for-action-give-cds-a-listen-then-reduce-reuse-recycle/#comment-11916 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:58:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=636#comment-11916 Why not eliminate the use of DVD’s and CD’s altogether? Like many other twenty-somethings, I own an iPod. By purchasing relatively cheap composite cables, I can plug my iPod directly into my stereo and television, effectively knocking out the middle man.

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