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5 Ways to Reuse or Recycle Yoga Mats | Care2 Healthy Living

5 Ways to Reuse or Recycle Yoga Mats | Care2 Healthy Living

By Jill Lawson for DietsInReview.com It is estimated that more than 15 million people practice yoga. While 15 million seems like a relatively small number compared to the quantity of people who drive cars, throw away plastic water bottles, or dump toxic chemicals down the drain, the image of 15 million yoga mats potentially lying at the bottom of a landfill is still very alarming. As Earth Day approaches, thoughts like this will hopefully spark a desire in all of us to take better care of our planet. Some environmentalists have determined that it takes an estimated 700 years for plastic and other similar ingredients to decompose, let alone rid of the earth-damaging toxic off gassing during the breakdown process. Although certain brands of yoga mats, as of late, are made with eco-friendly and non-toxic materials , there are still companies out there who disregard the enviro...

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