Things You Didn't Know Could Be Recycled or Reused
Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:48 PM
This is an interesting list of every day things that can be recycled and reused. Though, it appears some of the items aren't fully recyclable.
What other items could you add to the list?
Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:34 AM
The only problem I see with that is space. I speak from experience-keeping items until I figure out what to do with it
can add up, and "junk piling up" becomes the issue.
Donating to Goodwill can be a two-fer because they hire people with limited capabilities, and they work on
fixing them for sale. It provides work for them, and the organization makes money from the sales.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:02 AM
Here is one I thought was kind of interesting.
Maybe you’ve grown out of purple polka dots (figuratively) or grown out of your old size (literally) but either way, don’t toss that bra. Most of us take a selection of clean undergarments for granted, but there are plenty of people in need. Bosom Buddy Recycling will take your old bras and give them to deserving women around the country including women’s shelters, transitional housing, and breast cancer-survivor support groups.
I know that most people don't like to purchase used undergarments. I think this is their website if you are interested:
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:45 PM
There were so many useful things that we had to find a home for after my Dad died. He was on oxygen and, also, used a machine that dispensed his breathing medication. I can't remember what it is called. The company picked up the oxygen equipment but refused to take the breathing medication machine and the medication. We found someone who could use the machine and it's accessories, but the medication had to be dispensed of. It was such a waste as some of it wasn't even opened.
Sandra, I am glad that they recycle the dentures for the materials within them. I can't imagine dentures being reused. There is an ick factor. Plus, they are made to fit a person's mouth. I don't think they would be good to give to other people.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:10 AM
I didn't know about the recycling of sneakers. I have throw away many, many sneakers that could have been recycled. Now, I know.
@happyrocinante: Thanks for the info about recycling old towels, sheets and blankets. Recycling bras seems very strange, because when I ready to throw them out, they are very stretched out of shape. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure. ;)
This site has a wealth of knowledge.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:42 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:51 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:52 AM
I didn't know about the sneakers. That's awesome. I have a few pairs sitting in a closet that need to go. Glad to know about this.
I've given old glasses to the Lions Club.
The EPA has a page with information about recycling/donating old cell phones.
I now take my #5 plastics to a Gimme5 recycling bin located in my local Whole Foods store.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:08 AM
Most of this is about awareness. I think if more people knew they could recycle something they would. I know that I was thrilled to send my Dad's hearing aids off to that organization. I wish I could remember the name. It wasn't the Lions Club. They do hearing aid recycling but they only work with one brand.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:04 PM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:48 AM
I am not aware that bra can be donated. regarding the soap, hope they will do test on those recycled soap first to ensure it was safe to be given away to others.
I recently read online that old mattresses can be recycled too and they are some recycle center that accepts it.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:39 PM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:00 AM
drop your glasses off at any LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut, Target Optical,
or Sears Optical location for distribution by OneSight.
Participating beauty/barber shops donate cut hair to organizations that make them into hair-mats for oil spill cleanup.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:52 AM
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