recycling the plastic from ammo boxes

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

  1. bolus

    bolus
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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
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    You might check with your local recyclers.
     
  3. dmancornell

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

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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
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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
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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

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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

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

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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

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

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