Do you recycle CDs and DVDs?
We certainly do. Any discs or cases that are wasted during production are sent for recycling where the aluminium and polycarbonate contents are separated and then used in the manufacture of new items that require hard plastics or aluminium.
We use a company called Repro Plastics Ltd based in Buckingham as they specialise in recycling hard plastics and can recycle a huge range of polymers including HDPE, LDPE, PP, ABS, PC, HIPS, PE80, PE100, Nylon, ABS and many more. If you have any CDs, DVDs or cases that you would like to be recycled then please visit their website: www.reproplastics.co.uk. Please note that discs and cases need to be sorted and sent separately to make them easier to recycle.
As an alternative recycling company for your old album CDs, DVD films and computer games, you can earn money by recycling them at musicmagpie.co.uk where you enter the bar code of the album, DVD or games and they will then let you know how much they will pay you for it, plus they will also pay for the delivery costs.
Wizbit also recycle packaging materials and boxes wherever possible, and use Flo-pak BIO 8, a free flowing bio degradable cushioning material that looks like a white foam version of cheesy Wotsits.
Artwork from old CDs and DVDs
Sometimes our old discs or clear plastic disc separators meet a far more creative end, being used in paintings, sculptures or wall art. The artworks below were created by Ken Hayes using spare clear disc separators that we would otherwise have sent for recycling.