Ditch the Curb: 12 Surprising Things You Can Recycle

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Products That Deserve New Life

4. Wine Corks

Wine lovers rejoice! ReCORK is an organization that recycles wine corks into yoga blocks and surfing traction pads. Use their CORKwatch to find out if your favorite bottle uses natural corks before sending any in to be recycled.

5. Chewing Gum

Finding a solution to a “sticky situation”, Gumdrop Ltd. provides bins to recycle chewing gum instead of throwing it onto the street. Recycled gum is then used to make lunch boxes, coffee mugs, pencils and more.

6. Wrappers

You might be familiar with TerraCycle, who has plenty of outside-the-box recycling programs. There are specific ones for hair care and beauty products, all the way to Lara Bar wrappers.

Creative Recycling Ideas for Clothing & Accessories

7. Denim

The Blue Jeans Go Green™ program, created by Cotton Incorporated in 2006, will recycle your denim and turn it into housing insulation for communities in need. So far, the program has recycled over 1.5 million pieces of denim which is the equivalent of approximately 750 tons of textile waste diverted from landfills.

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