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The island of misfit toys


photo by: hyperscholar

When it comes to breaking up with an old, used, or dysfunctional sex toy, dumping it at the dump isn’t the most environmentally friendly thing you can do. A lot of toys are made of plastics and PVC, which never really go away, so tossing it (and its batteries) in your trash-can, while easy, is hard on the planet. Next time, send it to Recycle Your Sex Toys, a new non-profit program launched last December that allows you to recycle your Pocket Rockets and vibrating love rings like they were soda cans or newspapers. (You can join their Facebook Group here.)

Just send your cleaned (please!) used toys to their warehouse. There they will be cleaned some more (which is no excuse not to clean it yourself first!) and disassembled. The various parts will be sent off to the appropriate recycling facilities that process the materials for reuse. And for your good deed, you’ll get a $10 gift card to use at one of their affiliate partners, as well as free shipping on your next order. (So far, their affiliates are only companies they own, though they promise us they are happy to have other retailers and e-commerce businesses participate in and support this brand new program.) As of last month, they’d received 650 misfit toys. Add yours to the mix so they don’t die alone.

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