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20 Recyclable Objects That Might Surprise You


Green Lifestyle  (tags: recycling, greenliving, green, conservation, interesting, coolstuff, sustainable )

Cal
- 580 days ago - theweek.com
From sex toys to dentures to dirty diapers, here are 20 things you can actually keep out of the trash can



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Comments

Jason S. (57)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 7:02 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:29 pm
Thank You, Cal.


(are those mine???)
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:43 pm
Oh, thanks! NOW I know what to do with all that SHEEP POOP!
 

Elizabeth S. (1)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:27 pm
Recycling dead pets! Gross. Have some respect for the dead.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:28 pm
Great to know, Cal; but the problem is getting the waste to these specialty recyclers.

I like the item about briefly-used coffins being not reusable --they're a biohazard. What?! they could cause death for the next occupant? LOL! However, they're safe enough to be used as furniture for living people?
 

Pogle S. (88)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:37 pm
Some great ideas here; well found!
 

elena m. (26)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:31 am
some of these are really futuristic! made me laugh a bit actually, but yeah! why not?
 

Siti R. (12)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:39 am
good wholesome values need to be recycled too!!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:25 am
interesting, thanks Cal
 

Joy Wong (76)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:33 am
Noted.
 

John S. (300)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:54 am
Thanks, most interesting, but I thought you were not allowed to throw out prescription drugs - of course the prices charged by the pharmacy for disposal seems a little high.
 

Ruth L. (296)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:10 am
Some useful info and links. Thanks.
 

paula eaton (30)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:22 am
I had no idea about some of this stuff.
 

cecily w. (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:50 am
Amazing!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:08 am
Great article- fun to read too:-))).
I LOVE THESE COFFIN COUCHES!!!!
Unfortunately UK is well behind with recycling:-(((((((((((((((((
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:17 am
Glad these companies exist. Just wish I could afford shipping to send some stuff to them!
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:30 am
noted
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:30 am
No surprise.
 

Amy L. (86)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:56 am
You learn something new everyday!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 1:50 pm
This is so useful! I just wish I'd seen it sooner!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:06 pm
noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:57 pm
Really good information. But what about pill bottles? These still cannot be recycled.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:37 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Good info!
 

AniMae Chi (400)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:50 am
why not....
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:14 am
About the dentures..
Since Medicaid no longer covers dental for adults and seniors on disability. the local agency that does free work (and is backlogged for the next year!) is apparently accepting used dentures and recycling them as a temporary fix ...glad to know, but i can't imagine how they decide who gets what!
 

Cristina M. (131)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:18 am
Great to know diapers are being recycled, it's horrible to think of the billions of disposable diapers used per year, they should be banned! Maybe then people will think twice before having children :-) Too bad about the human fat being illegal to recycle, we should all be recycled, give something back. Thanks Cal, very interesting.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:15 pm
Thanks.
 
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