Local Musicians Trade In And Recycle Event Coming To Westlake

Margarita Fernandez strings a Fender Str

Westlake - Local musicians are invited to attend a free recycle and restring event at Skyline Music in Westlake on August 18th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sponsored by D’Addario® and international recycling company TerraCycle®, musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings. Old strings collected during the event will be recycled through Playback, D’Addario’s free, national recycling program.

Skyline Music has earned its reputation as Westlake’s premier musical instrument retailer after over 30 continuous years of serving as Ohioan’s one-stop music shop. To this day, Skyline Music continues to fulfill northern Ohio’s musical needs with a comprehensive music lessons program, a massive selection of sheet music, accessories and band and orchestral instruments — all supported by a knowledgeable staff with years of teaching and performative experience.

Playback is the world’s first instrument string recycling program, launched through a partnership between D’Addario and innovative recycling company, TerraCycle. The program is a part of D’Addario’s Players Circle loyalty program and allows registered users to recycle their used strings in exchange for extra Players Circle points. Musicians attending the recycle and restring events will receive a code at the event, redeemable for extra Players Circle points. Points can be used towards merchandise or donated to the D’Addario Foundation, the company’s non-profit organization supporting music education in underserved communities.

“Instrument strings have been a huge waste for us in the past, and it’s great that D’Addario has teamed up with TerraCycle to provide a program for dealers that confronts this issue” says store representative, Dan Vedda. “We are looking to minimize landfill usage by collecting used instrument strings, regardless of brand, for recycling.

D’Addario has been consistently committed to the environment, working to reduce their company’s packaging waste and use the most environmentally responsible packaging available on the market. Their partnership with TerraCycle allows them to further reinforce their role as an environmental leader in the music industry.

TerraCycle is a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste, working with companies to implement recycling initiatives and finding solutions for materials otherwise destined for landfill.

Musicians interested in recycling through Playback can visit http://www.daddario.com/playback. For more information on the recycle and restring event, please contact Skyline Music at (440) 871-4140.

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