A few more recyclables
I found a few more recyclable items to put on your radar in case you come across these items. It’s great to know some companies are being responsible and collecting their items back for recycling while others are finding new uses for old things.
Pantyhose/tights: No Nonsense collects all brands to be recycled into other products. Find out more at NoNonsense.com/pantyhoserecycling.aspx.
Yoga Mats: If you are ever ready to replace an old, worn out and sticky icky yoga mat, no matter what it’s made out of, then send it to Recycle Your Mat (recycleyourmat.com) where they will have it recycled, up-cycled or donated. To learn more, check out their website and be an eco-conscious yogi!
Tennis Balls: Yes, you can even recycle tennis balls by sending them to ReBounces. They will restore the balls bounce and either donate or sell them at deep discounts to be used as practice balls. The company has recycled more than 532,967 balls since 2008. To learn more about sending in your tennis balls (they even pay for shipping), go to ReBounces.com/recycle.
Tyvek Envelopes: Keep these envelopes out of your home or office trash cans by collecting them and sending them to Tyvek Recycling, 8401 Fort Darling Rd., Richmond, VA 23237. If you end up with more than 25, give them a call at 866–33-TYVEK.
No. 5 Plastics: I get asked this question frequently and have written about it before but it never hurts to mention again. You can save your No. 5 plastics and drop them off in the “Gimme 5” containers at Whole Foods. You can also visit PreserveProducts.com/recycling to find out how to mail them in. Preserve’s Gimme 5 program turns these plastics into personal care and kitchen products.
If you hear of any other unique recycling programs, please let me know and I will share it with other readers. Thanks and happy recycling!
Tuesday Trippier lives in Delaware, is a writer and mother of four with a special interest in learning about, writing about and trying to practice green living.