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Stuck with Cases

Posted in Uncategorized by mylifesamess on 03/28/2010

I find all  the “upcycle” craft stuff pretty irritating.  I don’t want to turn my cassettes into wallets and lamps, and I don’t want to make a CD case mural.  I just want to get rid of this stuff as responsibly as I can.

I could have sworn that there was a CD case drop off out by Philadelphia, but after extensively searching county and state waste management websites, I just can’t find it.  Only one person on Freecycle was interested in the cases, but they never showed up.  I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and do the GreenDisk thing, which is really a last choice.  I don’t like that I have to pay a fee for the recycling processing as well as for the shipping charges, and I don’t like the idea of just packing stuff up and shipping it to some address I found on the internet.  I also don’t like the website.

The two ways I can look at this are :

– I’ll report on my experiences, and if they screw me over, then I can attempt to make as many people aware as possible.

– I’m making the best decision I can based on the information I have at the moment.

The second one is something I’ve been working on for a while.  I have a tendency to beat myself up if I make a decision that doesn’t end up working out the way I wanted it to.  I can’t keep leaving these cases lying around, and the thought of just throwing them in the trash just bugs the crap out of my environmentally conscious side.


After some packing, weighing, and estimating, it looks like I’m going to spend about $50 on this endeavor.  Now, I’ve blown more money on worse things, but still, that’s substantial.  The good news is that, since I rarely buy physical CD’s anymore, I will probably never accumulate quite as many cases again and incur this kind of cost.  I would feel better about dropping this kind of money if I had a little more confidence in the business.


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