Reusing CDs and DVDs

Updated: September 2016

DO NOT place unwanted discs or packaging in your curbside or town recycling bins. They do not properly recycle CDs and DVDs because they are #7 plastic.

Each year, billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while millions of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators. If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, it is your responsibility to promote how to recycle them. Compacts Discs, when recycled properly, will stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming. Spread the word to help us save the world we all live in.

When not recycled properly, discs will last forever in a landfill or emit harmful gases into the atmosphere from an incinerator. Out of the billions of CDs and DVDs manufactured each year, millions will end up in landfills and incinerators. If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, let us help you recycle them.

Plastic discs are made from oil. Recycling your discs saves oil and conserves natural resources, while turning them back into something useful.

Before throwing away a CD or DVD please inform yourself where can you drop them, nowadays there are shops where you can bring your items such as batteries, cables, lightbulbs or discs and they take care of them. If you live in the USA, consider recycling your discs in CD Recycling Center of America.

If you CD has scratches, click on the following picture to learn how to Repair a CD with Toothaste:

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How to Repair a CD With Toothpaste

If not, then take a look to this vast ideas to reuse/upcycle them, hope you find them inspirational 🙂

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Create a texture with cut pieces of discs [not original source]
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How to separate the layers of a DVD
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DIY: Recycled CD iPhone Dock

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Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters
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Disc Art
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DIY Shirt Collar with Old CD’s/DVD’s.
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Napkin holder from CD/DVD – Porta guardanapos de CD/DVD
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RECYCLED CD INTO JEWELS “elaborate necklaces, earrings & bracelets with old CD’s and DVD’s. I use the technique of glass fusing, but for this, you’ll need a common kitchen oven and you only need to bake them for few minutes.” – Mary Ward-Tix
Wonder Ball DIY
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fun little circle album made out of recycled old CDs
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CD Art by Sean Avery
Cut your old CDs and DVDs into pieces and use them to glitz up anything – from picture frames to flower pots to this funky mosaic mirror. Photo: Ada B./Cut Out and Keep
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Kids’ Photo Frames – FROM OLD CDs
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DIY Old CD Mosaic Mirror Frame


DIY – Mandala com CD – Mandala with CD

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CD/DVD Mandala (Portuguese)
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DIY Gazing Flower Pot
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CD Wallpaper by gowsk
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Mosaic Tile Birdbath using Recycled DVDs
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Recycled Garden Art…Children’s Simple Chime and Suncatcher
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Make a Spinny Game / Center with an old CD
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Christmas CD’s garland
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These are not made with Old Discs, but could be a possibility
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Tutorial: How to recycle CDs (in oven)


How to Make a flower arrangement using old CDs

From Instructables:

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CD Rack From Old CDs by garyguitar
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CD “BOOKENDS” – for CD’s by Thinkenstein
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CD Closet Dividers by RadBear
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Make a Kumihimo Disk Out of a CD by HannahMadeIt
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CD/DVD Roofing Concept by Jayefuu

From Pinterest:

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CD Mandalas
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CD dreamcatchers crochet
Basket of reused CD
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CD courtain
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Box decorated with old cd
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Mosaic art / could be a sun catcher as well
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CD/DVD as suncatcher
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Hover craft using an old CD/DVD, balloon, bottle top with a top that pushes down and up and super glue
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Recycle an old cd/DVD with glass marbles as candle holder
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old cds/dvds and plastic bottle bird house
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Various CD Crafts
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CD desk clock

More Ideas:

8 fun ways to reuse CDs with/for kids!
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Compact Disc-a-Stravaganza
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More ideas (Azerbaijani)
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24 Amazing Uses For Old CDs
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14 ways to reuse old CDs and DVDs
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Decorate Parties With Old CD´s

Do you have more ideas?
Share them with us 🙂

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