Horse Farm St. Jude card recycling (Week 46)
and speaking at a high school (Week 47)
Actual Time Taken: 1.75 hours
Our first week here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin I had every intention of getting up at 8:00 am to help clean stables at a horseback riding therapy charity. But life had other plans for me.
I woke up to a cold, snowy morning and a flat, flat tire. Whomp whomp.
So I had to cancel with these very nice horsey-type people. All I managed to get done for that week of volunteering was recycling all of my various plastic gift cards and forgotten hotel keys, and recycling card covers for St. Jude’s Hospital.
These two projects are super easy, and since the holidays are coming up where you’ll most likely get lots of both holiday cards and gift cards, here’s where to send them when you’re ready.
Gift cards, hotel keys, keychain cards, oh my!
Why recycle those little plastic cards, you ask? Well, according to Earth911.com, these plastic cards are made up of PVC material, and the website states that 75 million pounds of PVC material enter the waste stream every year! While this material is infinitely recyclable, not many public recycling plants take them, so here’s what you can do!
When the gift cards are spent, wrap them up in an envelope and send them to :
Thanks to Earth911.com for the info on recycling gift cards!