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CD & DVD Recycling

Every year, a mass of CDs and DVDs are produced and in the meanwhile, millions of them are ended up in the landfill or incinerators. CD & DVD Recycling actually is quite necessary for environment.

Do you know what are CDs and DVDs made of? CDs and DVDs’ body is mainly made of the number 7 plastic (polycarbonate). Number 7 plastic is very high quality plastic. Many daily items can be made from this type of plastic, such as household articles, car accessories, office supplies, etc. The disc surface is with dye layer and reflective layer. The dye layer is for data storage purpose, and the reflective layer is for reflecting the light from the laser reader. The surface layer is made of certain metals.

It is not good to end up the discs in the landfills and incinerators because the materials are not biodegradable and may release harmful substance to the environment and indirectly endanger human health. Burning will also release harmful fumes to the air, resulting air pollution.

Therefore, the best way to handle the unwanted CDs and DVDs is to recycle or reuse them. The general recycling process of these discs is to collect first, then separate and sort each disc by material types because usually each disc contains case, cover paper, and disc. Each type of these material can be recycled respectively. After sorting, you have accumulated the discs together, and then shred and reprocessed them into new raw material to reproduce new products.

During the recycling process of CDs and DVDs, you may use shredding machine and baling machine for the purpose of size reduction. Visit and to know more about shredder and balers, and our team will recommend you suitable shredding and baling machines for your recycling purpose.

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