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The Worlds Leading String Recycling Program

   


If you are a retail store, education institution, instrument manufacturer, repair facility, or performing artist, keep reading to find out more.

Playback String Recycling Centers are locations where consumers can bring their used strings for recycling. D'Addario will provide a designated bin to be set up inside your store facility. Your or your staff are responsible for periodically shipping the collected strings (free of charge) to TerraCycle to be recycled and when possible, used in creation of new products.

As a String Recycling Center, D'Addario will include your location on our Recycling Center Map, so individuals looking to recycle can find your location.

   



ABOUT PLAYBACK

Did you know that musical instruments are not recycled through municipal recycling programs? It is estimated that more than 1.5 million lbs. of instrument string metal could be put into landfill every year.

OUR IMPACT

Our goal is to help facilitate 100% recycling and upcycling of strings to minimize not just our own impact, but our entire industry's.


Find a Local Recycling Center

 

ABOUT PLAYBACK

After decades of pioneering efforts in sustainability, we took our environmental commitment to the next level. We've created Playback, you can send in used guitar and orchestral strings. 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. This program is currently open to residents living in the continental US.

 

ABOUT TERRACYCLE

PLAYBACK is powered by TERRACYCLE, an international upcycling and recycling company that repurposes waste into new, innovative materials and products. TerraCycle is a company that aligns with our mission of creating positive social change while minimizing our carbon footprint. With its global capabilities, TerraCycle helps us turn waste into worth.

 

VISIT THE TERRACYCLE WEBSITE 

   


NON-D'ADDARIO INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS

 

WARCHAL STRINGS (SLOVAKIA)      BLUE MUSIC TOOLS (FRANCE)