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I have a lot of floppy disks that I used to use for data storage.

Now I never use them

How many do you still have?

I am just wondering how to get rid of them in an environmentally friendly fashion.

Dumping them in the rubbish bin doesn't seem a good way to me.

Is there anything that can be done with these things that is more useful than that?:idea:

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I still use them while working, I need lots of them. I work in a building company and have to download and print "invitations to tender" (I hope that's the word you use for that, I googled it and that's what came up) and save "bill of quantities" - files (the same here, sounds silly, but I guess it's the right word?) on floppy disks. These files are very small, around 500 KB. Sometimes there are about 2 MB, and then I have to use a CD, which is silly, and a real waste, but there's nothing in between these two data mediums.

I never use them a home, I used to have a big collection of them (with all kinds of programms - what a time, where you could save software on a floppy disk!), .docs, and so on. Now I use USB sticks.

A few months ago I checked what to do with CDs you don't need anymore, and Austrian law (which is very strict with waste seperation) says to just add them to the domestic waste. They haven't found a real way to recycel CDs. Floppy-Disks: I guess the correct way would be to open them up (if that is possible) and seperate plastic material, metall and the disk.

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