What To Do With Your Old, Unused Cds

Ideas for recycling CDs

CDs and DVDs were an unknown format 20 years ago, shortly after they flooded our homes. Essential for watching movies, listening to music or storing photos, they served almost everything. Little by little, new storage technologies have made them almost disappear from our daily lives.

Now we all wonder the same thing, how do we recycle those millions of CDs and DVDs that we have at home? They are a big problem since there is no separate collection, we don’t really know how to recycle them.

CDs appeared as a solution that infinitely improved the storage capacity of old floppy disks, but today they have become a big problem for the environment. Materials such as polycarbonate, aluminum, lacquer and colorants, synthetic and non-biodegradable materials, highly polluting, are used for its manufacture.

Polycarbonate is a material that can be recycled, in fact it is used to make the lenses of many digital cameras, glasses, office material housings, telephones, remote controls and various utilities for the automotive sector such as headlights, handles and dashboards of cars. But as we said, its selective collection does not exist or is very scarce.

For these reasons and before you throw them into the garbage can, here are 25 ideas to give it a little more life but in another use, I hope you like them.

  1. Mosaic on decorative plate.
  2. Christmas decorations with CDs.
  3. Table with mosaic of CDs.
  4. Coasters.
  5. Wall clock.
  6. Mosaic planter.
  7. Wall ornament.
  8. Wall mirror.
  9. Animals.
  10. Decoration for show area.
  11. Bright shirt collars.
  12. Decorated door.
  13. Festive bag.
  14. Christmas tree.
  15. Guitar.
  16. Bracelet.
  17. Necklace.
  18. Blinds.
  19. Shoes.
  20. Mosaic table.
  21. Bikini.
  22. Lamp.
  23. Dresses.
  24. Tiles.
  25. Mandalas.
  26. Home electric generator.

1. Mosaic on a decorative plate.

A beautiful plate decorated with a mosaic of pieces of CDs of different colors.

Mosaic with CD on plate

2. Christmas decorations with CDs.

Similar to the previous plate but this time decorating a ball for your Christmas tree.

Christmas decorations with CDs

3. Table with mosaic of CDs.

In this project we take advantage of the pieces of CDs or DVDs to decorate the plan of a table.

Table with mosaic of CDs

4. Coasters.

You can decorate them or not, in this project they do, but without further transformation they can serve as useful coasters.

coasters with CDs

5. Wall clock.

A very original wall clock where you only have to make a composition with CDs and add the clock mechanism.

wall clock with CDs

6. Mosaic planter.

We take advantage of the chopped CDs this time to decorate a flower pot.

Mosaic planter with CDs

7. Wall ornament.

Taking advantage of the frame of a broken mirror we can create an original mosaic and give it a new life.

Mosaic wall ornament with CDs

8. Wall mirror.

Like the previous project, an original way to decorate a mirror frame.

Wall mirror with CDs

9. Animals.

This project is quite complicated, as you can see the finish is spectacular. Maybe these we cannot do but they surely inspire us for simpler crafts.

animals with CDs

10. Decoration for show area.

A project where CDs were used to cover the floor of this impressive musical performance.

Decoration for show area

11. Bright shirt collars.

We add some pieces to the neck of some of our shirts and we can give it a new life.

Shiny shirt collar

12. Decorated door.

A super original door especially for holidays.

Door decorated with CDs

13. Festive bag.

A few pieces of CDs in that bag that you no longer use and again to the first row of the closet.

Festive bag

14. Christmas tree.

An impressive Christmas tree made entirely with CDs. Surely ours will be smaller ????

christmas tree with CDs

15. Guitar.

We can decorate a damaged guitar and use it to decorate.

Guitar with CDs

16. Bracelet.

A super original and modern bracelet.

Bracelet with CDs

17. Necklace.

necklace with CDs

18. Blinds.

Blinds

19. Shoes.

shoes with CDs

20. Mosaic table.

Mosaic table

21. Bikini.

Bikini with CDs

22. Lamp.

Lamp with Cds

23. Dresses.

Dresses

24. Tiles.

tiles

25. Mandalas.

26. Home electric generator.

With this home electric generator you won’t be able to run all the appliances in your home, but you  can easily turn on a couple of LED bulbs. It is an interesting project, do not stop trying it. Instructions.

Here we leave you many more ideas to awaken your inspiration:

I encourage you to recycle CDs, a way to help the environment.

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