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I recently demolished my base because it had grown into a knotted mess (and I wanted an excuse to set up a roboport network).

I realized post-demolition that I have around 100k green and red science packs, and that I only need another 32k of each to finish all the remaining research (I still need ~20k of the blue and purples though).

Is there any use for my remaining ~70k red and green packs? Can I get materials back from them? Are they worth keeping for anything?

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If you intend to continue playing post 0.15 release, then you can just wait and use them for Infinite Research, but beware of Research Revolution.

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    Ohh, good find. Part 2 of my question (which I neglected to include for some reason) is "should I rebuild my red/green factories?". I take this as I should. – Carcigenicate Nov 29 '16 at 20:41
  • @Carcigenicate Note that the research costs are planned to change as well. So you would probably have to rebuild the rest of your factory... – Tim Nov 30 '16 at 6:55
  • @Tim I ended up remaking the red and greens. Just in case. – Carcigenicate Nov 30 '16 at 14:20
  • 0.15 will disrupt all research anyway, not just cost Really, I think only red and green will be the same (I think, but I might be wrong on green). Kovarex posted about this in a recent FFF. Which you should read if you don't. – Jürgen A. Erhard Dec 8 '16 at 3:45
  • @JürgenA.Erhard, which FFF exactly? – Sergii Zaskaleta Dec 8 '16 at 9:13
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Without the use of mods, its not possible to recycle materials of any sort. I found a Steam forum post discussing this matter. You can destroy them by placing them in a chest and then destroying the chest, but that's not really a "use."

I also found a Reddit post that discusses the same topic.

There aren't any other uses for science packs besides using them for research.

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