*I am a Tom’s of Maine ambassador. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Recycle toys to free up space in your home, make it easier to clean going forward, and get rid of things that are broken or just never used. Why? Because it’s so freeing and it’s one of the best parts of spring cleaning (in my opinion). As the season of spring cleaning rolls around, Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle have partnered up this month in honor of Earth Day to promote their #LessWasteChallenge. They want you to recycle toys you don’t use or that are broken, so they can be made into other useful items rather than just going into a landfill.
Recycle Toys. Don’t Throw Them Away
Tom’s of Maine has been spearheading its own #LessWasteChallenge. That’s right. Before they made it a campaign to challenge all of us, it was a campaign to challenge themselves. They’ve developed and continue to develop natural personal care products that focus squarely on natural, responsible, and sustainable practices and materials. In fact, they’re currently working towards their goal of zero waste to landfills by the year 2020.
That’s an important goal when you consider that over 250 million tons of waste is produced every year in the US. That is a staggering number. That’s why Tom’s of Maine has been actively doing their part to reduce their impact on the planet for years and why they want you to recycle toys. Because every little bit of waste that is recycled is less waste in a landfill, river, or other natural area.
Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle want you to help them turn those broken, unused toys into something that can be used down the line. Your old baby dolls, action figures, play sets, or other toys can be used to create things like park benches or playground equipment. So there’s no waste and no adding to a landfill. The toys live on as something that others can use and enjoy. It’s the true spirit of Earth Day and caring for the planet.
Now We Recycle Toys
Thanks to the Tom’s of Maine #LessWasteChallenge, my family is now dealing with less toys and less clutter. We recently took the challenge and got rid of toys that were old, unused, and/or broken. It felt good to get all that extra stuff out of the house, and it felt even better to know that my kids’ unused toys were going to make life better for other people somewhere else and that they wouldn’t contribute to the waste problem in this country.
Recycle Toys and Upcycle Items with Tom’s of Maine
You can get in on the action, as well! All month, Tom’s of Maine wants to celebrate Earth Day by getting you involved in the #LessWasteChallenge. It’s easy for you, great for the planet, and it helps de-clutter your home. Everybody wins! Here’s all you need to do.
- Visit the #LessWasteChallenge Webpage
- Fill an old box with 10 pounds of toys
- Feel good about helping the planet and getting rid of junk
After you’ve recycled your toys, you can do some other things to help make the Earth healthier. Tom’s of Maine has put out some great videos to give you ideas and inspiration for how you can upcycle items and reduce waste even more. They’re videos like this one about turning a mouthwash bottle into a bird feeder!
For more videos on how you can help reduce your carbon footprint, watch these other great videos, as well.
Help Tom’s of Maine Help the Earth. Recycle Toys!
Tom’s of Maine is committed to doing everything it can to help keep the planet healthy. Now you can join them on their quest by taking the #LessWasteChallenge. So recycle toys that your kids don’t use, free up space in your home, and help keep the planet healthy.