Bar Recycling–Who knew? I often times come across some pretty odd things, file them in drafts and wait until I have a few minutes to go back and check things out. About a week ago I ran across Bra Recycling, filed it and decided today was the day I would go back and check it out! In case you didn’t know October is Bra Recycling month which would make sense because it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month!!
So after a little bit of investigating this is what I figured out.
- They are a textile recycling company focused on doing our part to recycle and reuse bras that unnecessarily go to landfills. What a great idea!! They are helping others and keeping things out of landfills, the older I get the more “green” I try to be!!
- They also buy and sell recycled bras, which are re-distributed through exporters and organizations to developing countries around the world. Not only are they helping the environment but they are helping those who may not be as fortunate as us.
- They have even created a support network of Bra Recycling Ambassadors who assist us in providing deserving women with used or unused bras as they transition back to self-sufficiency. I can see this kind of program working in lots of cities nationwide!!
Bras that are needed include the following:
- Bras in good condition; Clasps and straps need to be functional
- All sizes and styles of bras
- Special needs bras, post breast surgery and maternity bras
- If bras are new please keep the tags on the bras. Recipients of the bras appreciate knowing the bras they are receiving are new. Which would be a great benefit in my opinion! If we all purchased a new bra for under $10 and donated it, there would be a lot of happy women out there!
Ready to clean out your drawer?
Just follow 4 easy steps:
- Wash It. All bras should be washed.
- Tag It. Fill out Bra Recycling Form.
- Box It. Place your bras in a box or large envelope.
- Drop It Off or Mail It to:
3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441
Gilbert, AZ 85297
I know that I have several bras that I can donate because of my recent weight loss. Now that I know something like this exists, I’m going to go through my drawers and donate a few to someone who is less fortunate than I am. Check out Bra Recycling on their website, Facebook and Twitter!