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D’Addario Sponsors 50 Playback Recycle and Restring Events Around the Country

In celebration of Playback, International Guitar Month and Earth Day (April 22), D’Addario is sponsoring up to 50 Recycle and Restring events around the country.
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In celebration of Playback, International Guitar Month and Earth Day (April 22), D’Addario is sponsoring up to 50 Recycle and Restring events around the country.

Players are invited to bring old strings (including their friends’ or bandmates) to participating dealers to recycle and have their strings changed with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings. The Playback Restring and Recycle events will take place throughout the month of April and beyond with respective dates for each dealer listed below.

D’Addario has been consistently committed to environmental issues for many years, a commitment that’s resulted in a 75% reduction in packaging waste since the early 1990s and the most environmentally responsible packaging that is currently on the market. By implementing Playback, D’Addario continues to reinforce its role as an environmental leader in the music industry.

D’Addario teamed with the global recycling organization TerraCycle to create Playback, a safe and independent way to recycle and upcycle instrument strings. Currently, municipal recycling systems in the United States do not accept instrument strings because of the metals and alloys they are made from. D’Addario will not only be rewarding players for recycling their own strings, but will accept all other string brands as well as part of this program. The program is currently only available in the U.S., and is free for any U.S. resident to participate.

TerraCycle has worked on similar initiatives with Capri Sun, Garnier, Brita, Colgate-Palmolive, and dozens more to find economically viable ways to recycle waste. By finding a new way to recycle a previously unrecyclable product, D’Addario’s Playback program expands on the company’s goal of creating positive social change while minimizing its environmental footprint.

“In many ways, this program speaks to D’Addario’s commitment, not only to its loyal players and social responsibility, but also to its mission of building an ongoing, self-perpetuating cycle of music,” says company CEO Jim D’Addario.

Playback is a part of D'Addario's Players Circle loyalty program. Once registered, members that recycle strings are rewarded with points, which can be redeemed for new sets of strings, picks, gear and other accessories. The points can also be used to Play It Forward: members can donate their points to D’Addario’s non-profit organization, the D’Addario Foundation, to help fund music programs in underserved communities.

For more information, visit daddario.com/playback.

2017 Playback Restring and Recycle participants:

All Music – Plainview NY, Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 4-8PM

Hillje Music Center – Boerne, TX, Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 10AM

Main Drag Music – Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 12-4PM

Downtown Sounds – Northampton, MA, Saturday, April 8, 2017

Speedway Store – Tucson, AZ, Tuesday April 11, 2017 | All day!

Hillje Music Center San Antonio, TX, Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 10AM

KSM Music – Logan, UT, Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 10AM

Ground Floor Guitar – Omaha, NE, Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1PM

George’s Music – Jacksonville Beach, FL, Saturday, April 15, 2017

Instrumental Music - Santa Barbara, CA, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Russo - Asbury Park, NJ, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 3-7PM

Corner Music – Nashville, TN, Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 12PM

Instrumental Music – Ventura, CA, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rudy’s Music Stop – New York, NY, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Guitar Czar – Salt Lake City, UT, Friday, April 21, 2017 | 11AM

Instrumental Music - Thousand Oaks, CA, Friday, April 21, 2017

Carlton Music – Lakeland, FL, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10AM

Hillje Music Center – San Antonio, TX, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10AM

Harry’s Guitar Shop – Raleigh, NC, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10AM

Golden Music – Lakewood, CO, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10AM

Music Village – Riverdale, UT, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10AM

American Guitar Boutique – Phenix City, AL, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10:30AM

Bailey Brother’s Music – Birmingham, AL, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 11AM-3PM

Mass Street Music – Lawrence, KS, Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 1PM

Robert M. Sides Family Music Center – Horseheads, NY, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Manchester Music Mill - Manchester, NH, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hot Licks Guitar Shop – Waldorf, MD, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Heid Music – Appleton, WI, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Heid Music – Oshkosh, WI, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Heid Music – Madison, WI, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Heid Music – Green Bay, WI, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Advance Music – Burlington, VT, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hillje Music Center – New Braunfels, TX, Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10AM

Mississippi Music – Biloxi, MS, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Blues Angel Music – Pensacola, FL, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sims Music – Columbia, SC, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tarpley Music – Amarillo, TX, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tarpley Music – Clovis, NM, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tarpley Music – Lubbock, TX, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tarpley Music – San Angelo, TX, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tarpley Music – Waco, TX, Saturday, April 29, 2017

More dates to be announced.

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