From young children taught in school to elderly citizens wanting to be cool; being green is constantly in front of us. We need to participate in recycling and leaving as little an impact or media speak, “Carbon Footprint”, on the earth.
How can musicians go green and participate? Well, there are a couple of ways. First, thanks to D’Addario and TerraCycle, you can recycle your instrument strings.
Anton’s Musical Instrument Repair is a drop off point for old strings. There is no cost and it keeps the mess of entanglement out of our landfills. We have a string recycle box in our shop to collect used strings and when it is full we’ll send it to TerraCycle to recycle. D’Addario is the industry face for the program and we think this is a good program. Strings are like fishing line and ending up in the environment is not a profitable result.
Secondly, as a musician you can get your used instruments repaired; instead of throwing them away and buying new ones. Yes, some need to be trashed but many times minor repairs can make them play better than new. Also, then you can purchase the new one also and you now have two to enjoy.
Remember Anton’s Musical Instrument Repair is a collection center for used strings to be recycled complete repair center.
Enjoy and play daily!
“TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. They offer a range of free programs, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste. Eliminating the Idea of Waste.
TerraCycle® and D’Addario have partnered to create a free recycling program for instrument strings and clippings. D’Addario will make a charitable donation on your behalf for each qualifying shipment.
Once collected, the metal and nylon strings are separated by type and the metal is melted down and smelted into new metal alloys. The nylon is recycled into industrial plastic applications.”