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What is the best way to store CDs and DVDs?

Last Updated: 7th March, 2020

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For maximum longevity, discs should be storedvertically and only be handled by the edges. Don't stick labels onthem, and in the case of write-once CDs, don't write on themwith anything but soft water-based or alcohol-based markers. Also,like wine, discs should be stored in a cool, dryplace.

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Then, what is the best way to store CDs?

Store your discs in an upright position.Avoid keeping them in stacks, much like you would vinyl records.They should also be kept in a cool, dry environment. Keepyour discs in jewel- or keep cases rather than papersleeves.

Similarly, does anyone buy CDs anymore? Automakers began phasing out CD players severalyears ago. Since U.S. consumers have purchased more than 14 billionCDs over the years, according to RIAA, most manufacturersstill offer CD players on some models. "But there are stillpeople who will buy CDs, so this just gives them one lessplace to buy them."

Similarly, it is asked, how do you dispose of CDs and DVDs?

Chuck them in the trash The easiest way of getting rid of unwanted CDs andDVDs is to just simply chuck them into the nearest bin. This isby far the simplest way to get rid of discs that contain no datathat has no value (AOL CDs, magazine cover disks, that sortof thing).

Can I put CDs in the recycling bin?

Because CDs and DVDs can't be putin the single-stream recycling bin, let's show you how toreduce your waste through CD recycling. CD/DVDrecycling is so easy because of the materials they're madeof. Landfills are not a viable disposal option because CDsdon't break down readily.

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How do you store DVDs long term?

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  1. Handle discs by the outer edge or the center hole.
  2. Use a non solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark thelabel side of the disc.
  3. Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc.
  4. Store discs upright (book style) in plastic cases specified forCDs and DVDs.
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How should CDs be stored?

For maximum longevity, discs should bestored vertically and only be handled by the edges. Don'tstick labels on them, and in the case of write-once CDs,don't write on them with anything but soft water-based oralcohol-based markers. Also, like wine, discs should bestored in a cool, dry place.

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Can a DVD wear out?

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Does Best Buy recycle DVDs?

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Does Best Buy accept CDs for recycling?

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Are CDs considered e waste?

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Does Staples take old CDs?

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