Green Idea The Cassette Tape Closet: A Great Way To Recycle Old Media

Green Idea The Cassette Tape Closet: A Great Way To Recycle Old Media

Range Govindan
Oct 20, 2008

What do you do with all of your old cassette tapes?

Throw them out, recycle them or reuse them? There are multiple ways of doing either though, and most of the time, old cassette tapes just get tossed into the trash bin. Well the Dutch designer Patrick Schuur decided to reuse old cassette tapes instead. In fact, he used a total of 918 tapes to build a cassette tape closet.

Each cassette tape is individually screwed onto a wooden frame. This cassette tape closet can either be used as an office space divider or a storage closet, or both! We thought that this was a great way of repurposing something that was destined for the garbage heap. The closet has three doors that provide access to the huge storage space inside and features a mosaic tile countertop.

Also, with removable media storage changing every few years, we always end up with a new pile of them that are ready to be thrown out. What about all of those CDs that have become useless? How about the DVDs, now that Blu-Ray discs are all of the rage?

The Cassette Tape Closet is currently for sale on eBay, but we recommend creating your own as a DIY project. The only problem you'll face is finding enough cassette tapes to screw onto your furniture! That shouldn't be a problem, with so many people throwing them out.

[via Designboom]

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