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Recycle Rubber Bands – Where Can I Wednesday?

Recycle Rubber Bands – Where Can I Wednesday?

Rebecca asks on our Facebook Wall:

Any way to recycle rubber bands, or know anywhere to donate them?


After collecting enough rubber bands to form a bouncy ball, what should you do. Here’s a few ideas of where to recycle rubber bands:
  • The United States Postal Service (USPS ) reuses them. Try leaving them in your mailbox or drop them off the next time you visit the post office.
  • Check local schools or non-profit orgs like Cradles to Crayons to see if they need any.
  • Use them on hangers to secure your clothes from falling off.
  • Wrap them around opened food in the kitchen to help them last longer
  • Tie dye!
  • Try bringing them into the office (and put in your office supply closet) so colleagues can use them.
  • Wrap a rubber band around the “neck” of a soap dispenser to reduce the amount used each time.
  • Try saving your reading spot in your current book!
  • Or you could always make a dress:
rubber band dress
Photo: Green Packs

Readers, what have you done with recycled rubber bands?



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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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