09 Apr '12, 11am

Ask Umbra: What should I do with my old bike helmet?

Ask Umbra: What should I do with my old bike helmet?

I bought a new bicycle helmet, and I’m wondering what to do with my old one. I worry that donating it is irresponsible, since I am no longer confident in its noggin-protecting abilities. But sending it to the landfill isn’t a good option either. What is the best thing to do? Anne D. Seattle, Wash. A. Dearest Anne, You know what you could do with your old bike helmet? Use it as a chafing dish for the beautiful cake you are going to bake for the 10th anniversary of Ask Umbra this month! OK, fine, I have some other ideas too. But readers, don’t forget to send anniversary greetings my way — the most creative will be featured on Grist. Anne, you get points for being a responsible cyclist and replacing your brain bucket (see these guidelines for when to do it). As I’ve said before, bike helmets are not easily recyclable, but we should try not to lose too much sleep over sending ...

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