[Film users] What do you do with the empty plastic canisters?


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Ah Pao

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I used to hand them in together with the roll and then I discovered that the labs just throw them away. I find it very environmentally unfriendly to just throw them away so I keep them now. However, I have problems finding uses for them or recycling them.

Any suggestions from film (or digital) users? :dunno:
 

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hi hi...when I am outdoor, esp seasports, backpacking and mountain trekking, I recycle them for dry storage. Keep my matchsticks dry inisde them and convert few of them as containers for spice, sugar, salt and pepper, for outdoor cooking. Even in my field first aid kit. Coins storage.
 

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Well,
When I am not shooting photographs, I'm also into building of plastic model kits. A friend of mine usually passed me those fujiflim plastic clear canisters. I used them to store paints that I have mixed & ready to pour into the airbrush for spraying. :cool:
 

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Ah Pao said:
I used to hand them in together with the roll and then I discovered that the labs just throw them away. I find it very environmentally unfriendly to just throw them away so I keep them now. However, I have problems finding uses for them or recycling them.

Any suggestions from film (or digital) users? :dunno:
if u do bulk rolling, u may wanna keep them.

:D
 

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Anyone got spare canisters or know where i can get them? Thinking about converting them to store silica granules to keep in my camera bag.
 

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tmc17479 said:
Anyone got spare canisters or know where i can get them? Thinking about converting them to store silica granules to keep in my camera bag.
u can try azking the photo labz ..... they will be more than willing to give them to u since they will be throwing them away.

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Keep those black canister(from Kodak) wherever you can find cause it's very useful when you have bulk film to store. This canister doesn't expose to light as easy as those semi-transparent type. Or am I talking no-brainer things again? :think: Just a thought.
 

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The plastic containers....useful things :)
Uses so far ... seperate my fishing hooks,swivels and lead sinkers, storage of my AAA rechargeables (4ea), hobbycraft items e.g. beads, coins etc.
 

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I toss them into the recycling bin ....
 

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After a couple of hundred rolls, I would give it to the clinics as they use it for urine samples! Hehe.........Best way to recycle :thumbsup:
 

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What I did: I put silica gel into the canister. And make many small holes, put the canister into my camera bag. Cheap and easy.
 

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Follow sulhan's method of making hotshoe protectors and cut them into the bits. :)
 

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hanoman said:
What I did: I put silica gel into the canister. And make many small holes, put the canister into my camera bag. Cheap and easy.
you do realise that is not going to make any difference as long as your camera bag is not airtight.
 

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Godzilla Invades said:
I would give it to the clinics as they use it for urine samples! Hehe.........Best way to recycle :thumbsup:
film canister size is too small for clinic usage :bsmilie:
 

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Use them to store coins. Size perfect for 50-cents coins. If u keep one canister full of coins handy, can even use them as weapon when the need arises :p
 

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