Everybody can participate in Music Solidarity’s recycling programme, just pass on your strings or cymbals...So far, we collect guitar/bass strings and cymbals in over fifty collection points (music shops, music schools, recording studios, etc...) in France and Europe, so that we can recycle the metals contained in those accessories  (guitar strings are made up of 80% nickel plated steel), thus generates energy and natural resources savings.

Example of what we recycle :
All kind of strings (guitar, bass, piano, violin...)
Cymbals
Cables

Music Solidarity has created the world's first channel for the recycling of various forms of waste, generated by the practice of music,  our common passion.

For the moment, and after 2 years, we still can't win money with olds strings! We are searching an industrial way to recycle all the strings...it's not profitable...But we are the changment we wants ;-) ...


 Why recycling :
It seems today indispensable to reduce the ecological footprint resulting from the exercise of our common passion: music. Separating guitar or bass strings for example from the household waste, is introducing this high-tech waste back into the same production cycle that created it, and by doing so this becomes a real "eco-musician-citizen" action.

 

 How :
By simply handing back your strings to one of our partners, you so have the insurance of an optimal recycling. We work hand in hand with a very reliable industrial partner, able to technically value at best various metals by electrolysis (water) or by heating them. These last ones will then be resold, reused in various products. Nothing is kept in Grenoble, our partner recuperates the used material immediately.

 

 Recycle :
It’s protecting non renewable natural resources, sometimes extracted; produced and shipped from the other side of the world, it’s saving energy, it’s decreasing gases and reducing global warming. Participating in Music Solidarity’s programme means fewer energies, less pollution, but it’s also being responsible and showing solidarity.

  

With your help, the more Music Solidarity will recycle, the more we will have funds at our disposal to subsidize worldwide actions (health, sustainable development).

  

 


 If you are a musician :

Like Irma or Natty the Sinsémilia bass player, you can bring your strings to your favorite Strings drop off spot, or send it. Please don't throw your strings anywhere! It's the best way to help us! Thanks a lot! Sending your strings by post is very cheap! Doesn't matter if you are famous or not, recycling doesn't make any différences!

Recycling doesn't make any differences between a string from a famous or not musician!

Thanks to you, maybe a children for example in Africa will touch for the very first time a real guitar!



 If you are a Guitar shop, a music scholl, a recording studio :

- You can become a new Strings Drop off Spot
- Use an old cardboard box which you will use to collect strings
- Communicate as broadly as possible on your sustainable initiative, in partnership with Music Solidarity
- Return collected used strings to us 

 


 If you are a Festival :

Music Solidarity can become your partner, please invit us to run a booth!
- Use an old cardboard box which you will use to collect strings
- Communicate as broadly as possible on your sustainable initiative, in partnership with Music Solidarity

- Return collected used strings to us