Computer games, music, movies, computer applications software, etc. are the contents of our DVDs. They are the physical container of our intangible software. Now, have you noticed the containers of your CDs? When you purchase a CD, does its casing still possess its value or do you just place it in a corner for dust to settle on it. No one pays much attention to these plastics until the time it accumulates a significant amount of space in your room or house.
A plastic is a very durable synthetic product and many other utensils and furniture in the house use the same material. Like your jewel cases, if you place some design and a little bit of adjustments to a CD casing, it may hold your accessories like a necklace or bracelet. You can also use these plastics to hold broken frames. In addition, if you have a room filled with stuff already, like in a small dorm room, the use of each space needs to be maximized. The top of your bed or the door of your cabinet has very limited use. Instead of placing posters on it, you can stick a few of these casings on them and use these DVD sleeves as paper or coin holders.
With a few artistic applications, these casings can be transformed into a DVD wallet. By carefully melting the plastic that holds the CD in place, you will have ample room for your calling card or note cards. You can design its outer side with felt paper or cloth with the use of a glue to reduce the impact on the case to avoid breakage or scratches.
If you have too many of these cases stocked in your home, you can give them to a thrift store near you. They can sell these materials for a cheaper price, which will then be used to fund shelters and soup kitchens. Another way of getting rid of these plastics is by giving it to video rental stores. They can reuse the casing to replace broken ones. If you want, you can sell them for a lower price.
Have you heard of freecycle.com? This is an organization of environmentally conscious people who can get rid of your DVD cases for you. They have the reputation to process these items without causing harm to the environment. If you are concerned for the environment and you have no idea how to get rid of your CD cases, then you might as well surrender them to this organization.
Countries like Australia and Sweden have led the world in creating a green industry. Factories specializing in recycling or reusing plastics, such as Polypropylene are found in every major city. You can have your plastics sent to these factories. However, if you have no access to these factories, you may segregate your plastics so that your environmental engineers can deal with them properly.
The most important thing to keep in mind when disposing or reusing your DVD cases is to be responsible about it. Always remember to respect the environment.