The thing about 1/4" tape, someone might want the reels and boxes. As long as the reels aren't
warped and the boxes aren't too written-over, they can be used again.
All tape products are somewhat complex to recycle. For cassettes and other self-contained
cartridges, there are plastics, metal and sometimes Teflon-like materials in the housing. Then
there's the tape itself, part plastic and part metal. It's similar for reels of tape. The only "pure
play" recycling is aluminum reels with aluminum hubs and not tape on them, but even those have
stainless steel or similar metal screws holding them together. I don't think there's a viable market
to recycle any of this stuff, so re-use is the best way to keep it out of the ground. That was
Joel's original jist, I think.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Use or recycling of 1/4" acetate tapes on 7" reels?
>I have several thousand cassettes that could be used for this, nothing archival about them!
> But the original post was about 1/4" tape
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Aug 5, 2010, at 10:18 AM, Watsky, Lance wrote:
>> Here is a link about the cassette ties. Pretty original idea, even if it bothers me from an
>> archival perspective.