How Green is My Silicone?

Contributor: Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I am incredibly impressed by this weeks Green Project column. There is SO much information in it about silicone and the realities of it's "greenness" that I hadn't really thought about before. (Still no info about the elusive "Japanese silicone" though. Damn)

Like you can feel as green as you like, buying silicone toys, but if you don't recycle them you're actually putting something into the environment that's going to take for-freaking-ever to naturally degrade.

So... anyhow...

Last week, no one answered yes to recycling their sex toys but lots of folks said they tried to be as green as possible - including myself.

This weeks column has changed my mind. I WILL be recycling my toys from now on.

How about y'all? Thoughts on recycling? And how green you're actually not if you don't?
06/15/2009
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06/15/2009
Contributor: Pumpkin Lady Pumpkin Lady
I will totally recycle my toys. I haven't needed to yet, but I'm lucky enough I live close enough to a giant hotspot for sex toy users (LA) that I'm sure there's have some sort of program for such things.

My apartment building does NOT RECYCLE, UGH! So I bring my recycling to my employer and she does it for me. I don't have a car so if she profits it ain't no thang. I just know I am not bringing any vibrators to work....*shudder*
06/15/2009
Contributor: Mamastoys Mamastoys
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I am incredibly impressed by this weeks Green Project column. There is SO much information in it about silicone and the realities of it's "greenness" that I hadn't really thought about before. (Still no info about the elusive ... more
Does anyone know of any sites that take dead toys?? I would be willing to mail them somewhere to save the environment but I don't know where to send them. We have no place around where I live to take them to.
This was a good article as I didn't know the whole process...
thanks for starting this thread...
06/15/2009
Contributor: Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Mamastoys
Does anyone know of any sites that take dead toys?? I would be willing to mail them somewhere to save the environment but I don't know where to send them. We have no place around where I live to take them to.
This was a good article as I ... more
There are actually a couple of threads about recycling places for toys. Let me see if I can find 'em.
06/15/2009
Contributor: Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Yup. Three of them. Not sure if the sites are all the same or different.

link

link
06/15/2009
Contributor: Mamastoys Mamastoys
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Yup. Three of them. Not sure if the sites are all the same or different.

link

link ... more
thanks a bunch Carrie Ann!! You're tops!
06/15/2009
Contributor: Sir Sir
It hasn't come to the point where I've had to recycle my things, but whenever I need to, I of course will. There's no reason to not!
10/03/2009
Contributor: Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Yup. Three of them. Not sure if the sites are all the same or different.

link

link ... more
Thanks for the links, Carrie Ann. We live in a town that would probably explode if we even mentioned the words "Sex Toys" so I doubt we'd be welcome to drop them off at the local recycling center
10/03/2009
Contributor: Mp4 Mp4
I've never recycled any sex toys, mainly because I've only had to get rid of one gel toy before.

I guess I don't understand why you would get rid of one, especially silicone. Personally I like expanding my collection and the only way I could see wanting to get rid of one is if it tore or broke.
01/19/2010
Contributor: Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I am incredibly impressed by this weeks Green Project column. There is SO much information in it about silicone and the realities of it's "greenness" that I hadn't really thought about before. (Still no info about the elusive ... more
that's a good question
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