I thought there was a way to recycle your MB by turning them in to the front desk concierge and then they "recycled" them? I know the Disney Mom's panel isn't the "authority" but this is what I found online...It would make PR sense if Disney kept magic bands and for all those people with magic bands sitting in a draw have a program to recycle and you get a magic band as a free replacement. Promote recycling and saving the environment, I would think they could replace the battery and reprogram and use again. Remember the big PR deal with plastic straws replaced with paper. I have several MB in my closet.