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Recyclables

I came across some cool ideas in a magazine the other day–in an article called “How to Recycle Anything.” I thought I’d share with you a few of them.

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Send them your wrappers, bottles, bags, yogurt tubs, and… Capri Sun? This place collects (compensating a few cents for each item) all sorts of stuff and recycles them into new products.

http://www.terracycle.net/bags.htm

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These two websites collect (or used to collect) prom dresses and other formal wear for girls who don’t have the money to buy new ones. Both websites currently are filled up with their capacity of dresses. Sure is a cute idea, though.

http://www.operationfairydust.org/

http://catherinescloset.org/

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The American Birding Association will take almost anything related to birdwatching that you can find, including tripods, field guides, and backpacks.

http://www.americanbirding.org/bex/items.html

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St. Jude’s Ranch of Children is asking for old Christmas cards. Yep, kids cut off the front and make new cards to sell as a fund raiser. I personally think this is a super idea. We have at least 5 brown paper bags stored away full of Christmas cards sent in the 90s.

http://www.stjudesranch.org/give/Recycled_Cards.php

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I hear you can send used Crocs to this address–they will be re-made and donated to under-privileged families.

Crocs Recycling West, 3375 Enterprise Avenue, Bloomington CA 92316

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Here is my favorite. “The CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM takes old, rejected, broken crayons to a better place, where they’ll be recycled into fresh, new crayons!” Please leave the wrappers on! Sorters say it’s very difficult to tell dark colors apart from each other.

http://crazycrayons.com/

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