03 Oct '11, 9am

Can you recycle an “expired” car seat? @grist's @askumbra has the scoop

Can you recycle an “expired” car seat? @grist's @askumbra has the scoop

Contact your local recycling agency and see if they will take the car seat. When they say no (which they will), ask if they will take the pieces if you disassemble it yourself. Most car seats contain #5 plastic, which is tough to recycle in many places, but it can be made into useful things like outdoor furniture, plastic lumber, and culverts. Look around your region for car-seat recycling programs or events. The good news is, a lot of efforts have sprung up since we last visited this topic : You’re in luck if you live in or near Morristown, N.J. (Cristina!), Portland , Seattle , Austin , Boulder , Salt Lake City , Charlotte , or Calgary . If you people know of other programs, tell us in comments below. Explore the mail-in option. Yes, for the low, low price of shipping a car seat to Texas, you could ... ship your car seat to Texas . This is perhaps not our best option, gi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/living/2011-10-03-ask-umbra-can-i-re...

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