Companies such as GreenCitizen in California offer recycling for old VHS tapes, and most accept tapes via mail. Devices such as a VHS to DVD Converter can transfer the video on the VHS tapes to a DVD or video file before recycling.
Interested buyers of VHS tapes can avail of these products from e-commerce websites, such as Oldies.com and Half.com, which is an affiliated company of eBay. Both sites offer free shipping for orders amounting to a certain price.
VHS owners can sometimes donate old VHS tapes to thrift stores, community initiatives such as Alternative Community Training (ACT) or public libraries. Alternatives to donation include reusing old tapes for arts and crafts projects or recycling them, according to Stanford Alumni Magazine.
Honestech offers a bundled hardware and software product package that enables users to connect a VCR or camcorder to a computer and record video from the device for direct recording to a DVD. Honestech also sells the software as a stand-alone product for users who already have video capture hardware
You cannot recycle VHS tapes for cash because it costs companies too much money to recycle them. The only part of the tape that is recyclable is the black plastic casing. You can remove the tape from inside and give the case to a recycling company.
Recycle VHS cassettes by sending them to a company that deals with recycling e-waste. While these companies do charge for the service, they also offer a per pound rate and take other electronics for recycling as well.
VHS and cassette types contain plastic and magnetic film so, in order to recycle this material, the case must be opened and the film and plastic separated. Plastic can be easily recycled; however, the film is thrown into the garbage. There are also some creative options for using cassette covers.
To get rid of VHS tapes properly, take the tapes to a recycling facility that deals with electronic waste or send them to a recycling charity such as Alternative Community Training or Green Disk. If recycling is not an option, try reusing old tapes for arts and crafts projects or donating them.
Craft projects that recycle VHS tapes include a VHS planter, pencil case, a set of VHS bookends and a glowing USB hub. To create the VHS planter, glue two tapes together to serve as the base of the planter, then glue a tape to each side of the base to form the planter's sides. Fill the center of the
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