More than 480,000 CDs have been collected for recycling over the past year. The 'Eco-Community - CD Recycling Programme' is jointly organised by the property management company, EastPoint, and environmental group Friends of the Earth (HK). 'If we pile up the CDs we have collected, it can exceed the height of Two IFCs [International Financial Centre], the tallest building in Hong Kong,' said EastPoint managing director Keith Futcher. Under the recycling programme, launched in June last year, more than 300 collection points were set up across the territory for the public to dispose of their unwanted CDs. By the end of last month, about 150,000 CDs were collected from about 300 housing estates managed by EastPoint. Another 333,000 CDs were collected by FoE from post offices and tertiary institutions. FoE (HK) assistant director Edwin Lau Che-feng said that all CDs, whether used or not, contained high-grade polycarbonate plastic and aluminium, both of which can be recycled. They can be used in various components, such as car dashboards and machine parts, Mr Lau said.