Cow magnets won't be enough. You need a magnet that's not steady so an A/C magnet is the best with a very very strong field.

Fire is easy and thorough.

Shredding/cutting is very very good.

Microwave won't do anything unless you get the media hot enough to melt, the waves themselves do not affect the tape, same with diskettes.

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On 7/31/2015 4:30 PM, Nathan Andelin wrote:
I removed the reels from the cartridges, placed the plastic and mental
remains in the recycle bin, then used a knife to cut through tape.

Would passing the tape between a couple of strong cow magnets be just as
effective as shredding the tape?

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