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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

{GIVEAWAY} Recycle This: 10 Things You Never Knew Were Recyclable

Wine, keys, surfboards, and hair (yes, I said hair) are all unlikely products which do not need to be dumped in our planet’s landfills.  Our friends at BumBoosa, the all-natural, plant based bamboo baby wipe mavens posted a great article titled, “10 Things You Never Knew Were Recyclable” on their website, and I just had to share!
If you’ve been searching for an all-natural baby wipe, or just an all-natural cleansing cloth to use at home or on your pets, then look no further than BumBoosa. Unlike standard baby wipes, made from plastic, these earth-friendly wipes are made from sustainable bamboo, a renewable resource that does not require pesticides or insectidices to grow.  The result is a safer and earth-friendly option for your household and loved ones!
Read on because one lucky Well-to-Doer will receive a set of wipes and a .5 ounce ointment set!

10 Things You Never Knew Were Recyclable

1. Hair: Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. Human hair is compostable and recyclable. Hair from your hairbrush or fur from your pet are full of useful nitrogen that can be thrown in the compost pile. Donating your hair could help clean up future oil spills. San Francisco nonprofit
Matter of Trust collects human and pet hair to create booms that soak up oil. Currently, warehouses are full, but you can be placed on the email alert list when the need arrives again.

2. Blue Jeans: Donating jeans to Goodwill is always a great option. But if they’re too raggedy, they can be recycled into cool products. Companies like Green Jeans Insulation and Bonded Logic manufacture insulation products from recycled denim and cotton fibers. Green Jeans Insulation recycles jeans into natural fiber insulation used for interior and exterior walls and ceiling applications.

3. Wine: Wine really is a zero-waste beverage. Its bottle can by recycled in a glass program, and ReCORK America has drop-off locations for corks at local Whole Foods stores. The best part is that wine itself can encourage the composting process. So, if you have any left over, toss it in the bin!

4. Cotton Swabs: Cotton is also fodder for the compost bin. Cotton balls, cotton swabs (as long as the handle is made of cardboard), lint from the dryer and even old shredded cotton and wool clothing can all go in your compost bin.

5. Crayons: National Crayon Recycle Program has diverted more than 47,000 pounds of crayons from landfills. The company has drop-off bins nationwide and a mail-back option. The program accepts unwanted and broken crayons for recycling into new crayons.

6. Surfboards: ReSurf Recycling recycles all surfboards and surfboard manufacturing waste materials into numerous products including asphalt and concrete for paving city roads. Additionally, the company developed a method to produce 100 percent recycled yoga mats using neoprene scraps from wetsuit production.

7. Keys: We all have a drawer full of miscellaneous keys, but you don’t have to toss them in the trash. They’re made of valuable metal, after all. Keys For Kindness is a small, family-run program designed to raise money through metal key recycling for the Multiple Sclerosis society. The donor pays for shipping, but we’re sure karma points are said donor’s future.
8. Rechargeable Batteries: While nine states have passed laws banning rechargeable batteries from landfills, New York City and the state of California have passed the only laws requiring manufacturer take-back programs. This includes batteries for cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices. But if you live in an area that’s not covered by this mandate, Call2Recycle is a great place to start finding a recycling location.

9. Golf Balls: Most golf balls are made in two or three parts. A two-piece ball is made of rubber and plastic, and is mostly used by the casual golfer. You can bring in golf balls to a Dixon Golf retail location or mail them in for recycling. will buy old golf balls in bulk. Also, check out to purchase recycled and used golf balls.

10. Trophies: Total Awards & Promotions, Inc. has a trophy recycling program to benefit charities. Through a mail-in program, the company recycles your defunct awards or re-engraves and donates them to nonprofit organizations. One of many trophy recycling programs offered nationwide, the company also manufacturers its own awards made of recycled glass and newsprint.

Enter to win a fabulous prize package from BumBoosa!  The set includes a package of earth-friendly wipes and soothing .5 ounce jar of diaper rash ointment. Become a fan of BumBoosa’s Facebook page {click here}, and leave a comment here on the blog for your chance to win!

Contest is open Wednesday, November 9th through Friday, November 18th. Good luck!
xx Sarah Q {Well-to-Do's Green Guru}

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At November 9, 2011 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Tonya said...

I liked their FB Page as Tonya Ward-James and told them you sent me!!

What a great giveaway <3

At November 9, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Michelle Maskaly said...

What a cool list! I liked their Facebook page :)

michellemaskaly at yahoo dotcom

At November 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM , Blogger mcp said...

Liked Bum Boosa! Great recycling tips!

At November 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Beck Valley Books said...

Great post and tips thanks x

At November 9, 2011 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Kelli said...

Love this post. Great tips on items that can be recycled!!

Of course, I would love to win this for my niece. She wants to be almost completely green when she has her baby in January.

At November 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta have this for my niece! she is so sensitive to chemicals--

Tara Iglinski

At November 9, 2011 at 5:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A well-timed post! I was just about to dump a box full of trophies. Thanks!

Jen Speirs

At November 11, 2011 at 1:25 AM , Blogger prettyandfab said...

Fabulous giveaway! :)
Like the page on facebook: France Irish

At November 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like a great product!

Mary Durost


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