January 22, 2019

Local musicians are invited to attend a free recycle and restring workshop led by musician Jared Woods at The Horn Doctor Music Store, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, January 21st at 12:00 PM or 5:30 PM. Since space is limited, those interested are encouraged to reserve a spot in either workshop session by calling 907-272-4676.

Sponsored by D’Addario, 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.

Since 1984, The Horn Doctor Music Store, Inc., a family owned and operated establishment, has been dedicated to serving Anchorage musicians. Founded by experienced instrument technician John Kagerer, the business prides itself on providing full service for every customer’s musical need. Throughout the generations, the store’s knowledgeable and friendly staff have faithfully pursued their mission of helping local musicians achieve their dreams. In 2019, the Kagerers are excited to host the very first D’Addario restring event in the state of Alaska.

Playback is the world’s first instrument string recycling program, launched through a partnership between D’Addario and international 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 nonprofit organization supporting music education in underserved communities.

“We’ve always felt that the replacement of instrument strings were a waste in an otherwise environmentally-friendly industry so it’s great that D’Addario and TerraCycle are helping dealers confront this issue” says store owner Barbara Kagerer. “Recycling these strings, regardless of brand-name, will greatly minimize our store’s landfill contribution.”

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 The Horn Doctor Music Store at (907) 272-4676.

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