Any suggestions for what to do with old, duff USB cables?

Currently thinking of chopping the connectors off to make dummy port-plugs to keep rain and insects out, while using the cable part as makeshift rope.

@scribe huh! i love the rope idea. do you think it's better than recycling it in e-waste so someone could extract the metals?

@t54r4n1 Good question - or more generally, does *re-use* prevent *recycling* after usage... Do you know if it's easy to recycle cables generally?


@scribe fair point, just storing the cables for a longer while in their reuse doesn't impact later availability of the metal within!
I have been taking them to e-waste but have no idea what happens after that.

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