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Need to Get Rid of Non-Recyclables?

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Ever wonder if you could recycle a film container? What about corks, or used CDs? These items, and many other “gray area” things, are usually not recyclable – but remember, within the “precycling” philosophy (reduce, reuse, then recycle), recycling’s the last step when it comes to minimizing waste.

Here’s a way to reuse some of the more “random” household items: the Austin Children’s Museum at 2nd and Colorado accepts the following items as donations, to be used for interactive museum activities:

-toilet paper/paper towel tubes
-yogurt/plastic cups (washed)
-plastic containers
-paper/cardboard boxes (no cereal boxes)
-Styrofoam egg cartons (though the museum’s not taking these until further notice)
-spools
-corks
-film canisters
-plastic bottle caps
-used CDs
-paper: 8×8 inches or larger
-cardboard: 8×8 inches or larger
-yarn or string: 1 foot or longer
-fabric: 8×8 inches or larger
-materials that will inspire creativity in young minds. for example; wires, bulldog clips, clothespins, magnets, paperclips, etc.
-any design materials, materials books (carpet books, fabric books, material samples, etc)

HOW TO DO IT
You can drop off these goods at the museum during normal business hours. To decrease the workload of the museum’s volunteers, the museum has asked donators to sort your donations into (reusable or recyclable!) bags of like items.

If you have questions about Design Center supply donations, or have a donation you are unsure about, please call the museum at +1 512 472 2499, ext 202.

(image via: Austin Children’s Museum)

Written by Brian Nunnery

September 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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  1. I think the time to consider recycling would be before the product was designed in the first place.

    Autumn Jeffcoat

    October 14, 2011 at 11:21 am


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