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Toronto group wants to recycle your old VHS tapes

A new program is giving people an environmentally safe way to dispose of told VHS tapes while providing employment to people who may face barriers to securing a job.

Billions of VHS tapes end up in landfills

A new effort is underway to keep old VHS tapes from being thrown into landfills 2:14

It's likely been years since you last popped a VHS tape into a VCR. 

While the public has largely forgotten about VHS altogether, there are still billions of them gathering dust in basements and attics around the world. 

Until now, there's been no way to recycle VHS tapes in Ontario and they inevitably end up in landfills.

But a new program called Project Get Reel is giving people an environmentally safe way to dispose of tapes while providing employment to people who may face barriers to securing a job.

Check out the report from CBC's Kate Adach above to learn how you can keep your family's memories while helping the environment. 

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