It's a good idea to recycle them. I tried using the ribbons to shorten the straps on my flaps but it looked tacky --the white portion poked through the hole & it looked clumpy when I opened my flap. I have since just tossed them. But I think if you have a ribbon maker, you could use the all the ribbons to make a flower ---it'll look like the camelia flower but have Chanel written on it. Just a thought.