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Posted by: Heather Fowle | 2012-02-22

Video Tapes

HI
I have a lot of old VHS video tapes that I need to dispose of, where and how is the best place? I am sure I read somewhere that they are used to make x-ray film.
Thanks

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VHS and audio casette tapes are tricky recycleables. I'd say the current best bet for VHS recycling in SA is to contact your nearest e-waste recycler and ask if they take them. Look on www.ewasa.org under 'recycling', or on www.mywaste.co.za - put in your address and select 'ewaste' in the drop-down menu. There might be plastic recyclers who take them, but I doubt it because they are made of different materials that must be separated. Please keep a watch on the EnviroHealth tips section, and I'll post info as soon as I hear of a recycle solution to this.

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Posted by: EnviroHealth Expert | 2012-02-24

VHS and audio casette tapes are tricky recycleables. I'd say the current best bet for VHS recycling in SA is to contact your nearest e-waste recycler and ask if they take them. Look on www.ewasa.org under 'recycling', or on www.mywaste.co.za - put in your address and select 'ewaste' in the drop-down menu. There might be plastic recyclers who take them, but I doubt it because they are made of different materials that must be separated. Please keep a watch on the EnviroHealth tips section, and I'll post info as soon as I hear of a recycle solution to this.

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