Disposing of used 35mm negatives/film

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Disposing of used 35mm negatives/film

#1 Post by Capetonian » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:20 pm

Having a clearout, looking for something which I haven't found but at least I've got rid of a lot of rubbish, I found a whole lot of 35mm colour negatives, in strips. It's almost a kilo.

As it's plastic and contains various compounds, I suppose there's an eco-friendly way to dispose of it?

Any ideas? I suppose I could always ask at a photographic shop, or maybe a radiologist as I assume they dispose of old x-rays the same way.
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Re: Disposing of used 35mm nto short lengths, roll it up tightegatives/film

#2 Post by Hydromet » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:20 am

As a kid, we'd cut used 35mm film into short lengths, roll it up tight and wrap it in paper to make smoke bombs.
Oh, sorry, you said eco-friendly.
This was probably acetate film - I've no idea what your stuff stuff would be.

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Re: Disposing of used 35mm negatives/film

#3 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:36 am

Landfill, archaeologists will have a ball in hundreds of years time, and a laff.

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