Creative cd recycling: 3 ideas to reuse them

CDs and DVDs are composed purely of polycarbonate, which could be recovered, but in Italy there are often no centers to properly dispose of these objects. Instead of throwing them in the rubbish bin, why not reuse old CDs? We offer you three quick and easy ideas to make even with the help of children. Let’s unleash the imagination and recover everything possible!

Creative cd recycling: 3 ideas to reuse them

Sometimes it happens to arrange in the drawers and closets of the house or in the attic and garage and find real memorabilia. Like floppy discs that are no longer used or CDs and DVDs that are slowly following the fate of their predecessors. In a world where everything is virtual, digital and streaming, there is no longer any place for these storage media. What to do with it then? If throwing them away doesn’t seem like a good idea, for the nostalgic value and to avoid creating piles of waste, why not let our imagination run wild? For those who feel creative, cd recycling old ones that are no longer used is child’s play!

Creative recycling, cds: how to dispose of or reuse them

First, let’s start by understanding How do you dispose of old CDs and DVDs?. We must know that it is an object composed almost entirely of polycarbonate. This raw material could easily be recovered with the waste sorting designed ad hoc, but there are not always centers in Italy that perform this function. In these cases, the only end that the old digital storage media can have is one: the waste bin (ask your municipality or disposal center first for safety). Not to fill, however, the planet with waste that cannot be recycled, why not reuse them?

The creative DIY recycling ideas old cds can be many. Some people use these old round supports to create:

  • frames
  • coasters
  • mosaics
  • candle holder
  • cans
  • clocks
  • jewels
  • curtains
  • bed headboards
  • chandeliers
  • handbags
  • home decoration

The choice of how to recover old CDs is wide and varied. We offer you three types of creative work for recycling CDs, which you can also have fun with the children.

Coasters made with old CDs

To make beautiful coasters starting from old CDs, here’s what you need to get:

  • an old CD for each coaster
  • carta
  • decoupage glue
  • brush
  • scissors
  • pencil

Place the cd on the back of the sheet of paper chosen, drawing a line around it with the pencil. Draw two outlines without leaving much space between each circle. Cut out the two circles neatly, putting some glue on the back using the brush. Place the CD on the glued part and press gently. Leave to dry by placing a weight on the CD until the paper sticks perfectly. Now pass a little glue on the free side and apply the second cutout, repeating the procedure. Apply two layers of necklace per side, so as to make the coaster waterproof.

Mosaic frames and mirrors

Con i cd and dvd tracks we can also do DIY mosaic frames and mirrors. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cd you no longer use
  • a mirror of the desired size
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • wallpaper or wood glue
  • cutter
  • newspaper sheets
  • toothpick
  • colored paint
  • transparent glue
  • hooks to hang the frame or mirror on the wall

Cut the CDs with scissors into different pieces. With the cutter, he forms the frame from a cardboard, then covering it with sheets of newspaper to be glued with glue. Take toothpicks and roll them in newspaper, continuing to smear everything with necklace. Color the frame or add decorations. When the glue and color are dry, add the cd pieces cut as you like. You will have to create a mosaic which you will then hang.

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Curtains for the home

To make a tent for separate environments at home, all you have to do is drill each disc crosswise, tying them together with colored strings or staples. Once the whole curtain is finished, hang it up and you will see what a seventies effect!

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