D’Addario Announces New String Recycling Program

In partnership with global recycling organization TerraCycle, D’Addario has unveiled Playback, the world’s first industry-wide string recycling program. Musicians can take their used strings – regardless of the brand – to participating dealers for safe recycling, earning reward points for every .25 pound of strings turned in, which equals about six sets of acoustic strings or seven sets of electric strings.

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To help celebrate the launch of the initiative, D’Addario is sponsoring 40 Recycle and Restring events across the United States throughout the month of April. At each event, players can bring their guitars to select recycling centers to have their old strings recycled and instruments re-strung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings, free of charge.

Check out a list of the Recycle and Restring locations below. Dates for each event have yet to be announced.

Playback Restring and Recycle participants:
Advance Music – Burlington, VT
All Music – Plainview, NY
Bananas at Large – Cincinatti, OH
Bananas at Large – Santa Rosa, CA
Bass Strings Online – Los Angeles, CA
Chicago Music Exchange – Chicago, IL
Dave Phillips Music – Allentown, PA
Dietze Music – Lincoln, NE
Downtown Sounds – Northhamton, MA
Elderly Instruments – Lansing, MI
George’s Music – North Walles, PA
Elderly Instruments – Lansing, MI
George’s Music – North Walles, PA
George’s Music – Jacksonville Beach, FL
Guitar Czar – Salt Lake City, UT
Harry’s Guitar Shop – Raleigh, NC
Hot Licks – Waldorf, MD
Instrumental Music – Tuscon, AZ
Instrumental Music – Ventura, CA
Instrumental Music – Thousand Oaks, CA
Instrumental Music – Santa Barbara, CA
Lane Music – Knoxville, TN
Loud & Clear – Cotati, CA
Main Drag Music – Brooklyn, NY
Music Go Round – Littleton, CO
Music Go Round – Columbus, OH
Mundt Music – Longview, TX
Murphy’s Guitars – Bountiful, UT
Murphy’s Music – Dallas, TX
Music Loft – Wilmington NC
Robert M. Sides – State College, PA
Russo’s Music – Asbury Park, NJ
Skip’s Music – Sacramento, CA
Springfield Music – Springfield, MO
Sweetwater Sound – Ft. Wayne, IN
Ted Brown Music – Tacoma, WA
Total Entertainment – Daytona Beach FL
Twin Town Guitars – Minneapolis, MN
Virginia’s Music Center – Nashville TN
West Music – Iowa City, IA
Willis Music – Cincinnati, OH

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