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recycling the plastic from ammo boxes

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by bolus, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Is there anything that can be done with the plastic holders from ammo boxes? Are they useful to anyone? It seems a waste just to dump these in the trash. Im up to about 50 of these now.

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  2. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    You might check with your local recyclers.
     
  3. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    They are recyclable. Waste Management accepts them with all the other plastics.
     
  4. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    A use i have for them, is as trays to put reloaded ammunition into as part of my inspection process.

    I have a big box, that my reloads drop into as they come off of the progressive presses. Then i inspect each round as i place them into the trays in your photograph. Once into the trays, i can look at the primers and COAL, a second time, to make double sure everything is as it should be.

    Then, i put the loaded rounds into storage containers.

    That is what i use them for.
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    As stated above, reload. If you don't then give them to someone that does, they can never have enough.
     
  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was hoping someone would have a use for them. M67, could you use them? they were for 9mm and 45 ACP
     
  7. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    send them to Glock along with your pringles lid to be made into new guns!
     
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  8. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I pm'd...offering to take them.
     
  9. AlbertLoy

    AlbertLoy 28637 Block St, Garden City, MI 48135 New Member

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    There are many companies like Replas who recycle this plastics to make some useful items like Decking,Post,Boardwalk,Fence.You can contact them for more details.
     
  10. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    We use them all the time for reloaded ammo. I actually do trash dives to get them at the range.