Can tape reels be recycled?
Old 6th June 2011
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Can tape reels be recycled?

I have several 2" reels that are ready to be retired. 'Hate to just throw them in the trash. Can they be recycled?

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J~
Old 6th June 2011
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Someone might want 'em.. you can get new tape on "Pancakes" which is a lot cheaper than buying it with new metal reels.

If no slutz scoop 'em up eBay is probably your go.
Old 6th June 2011
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Sorry, I wasn't clear in my OP. I need to get rid of several reels that are full of tape that is worn out. Just wondering if the plastic tape is recyclable - it's several pounds per reel - think how many plastic bottles that equals! (I'm in San Francisco - we recycle everything here!)

Anybody here put full reels in the recycling bin?

Thanks!

J~
Old 6th June 2011
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I'd be concerned about the toxic chemicals on the tape. I wouldn't want that in my water bottles. Might want to check with your local agency about it.
Old 16th June 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brad347 View Post
I'd be concerned about the toxic chemicals on the tape. I wouldn't want that in my water bottles. Might want to check with your local agency about it.
Just a quick follow-up. 'Researched it further. You are right sir. Magnetic tape is not recyclable due to it's chemical make-up, though it is reusable to an extent.

J~
Old 16th June 2011
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thanks for following up. Your post made me curious about it, as well.
Old 16th June 2011
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