… and the flip-flops lived on…

flp flpsI’m a “flip-flop girl”… I LOOOOVE my flip-flops! And most of my friends know about my obsession too.  If it’s above 50 degrees… FLIP-FLOP TIME!!!

It’s needless to say, however, that the lifespan of a flip-flop can be somewhat limited.  They wear out, they break and, well, sometimes they just start looking pathetic.

Want to help those tired, poor flip-flops live on? (Clearly, I also enjoy “saying” flip-flop!…) but sincerely… there is a fabulous use for them after they outlive their original purpose.

From now until May 21, Terracycle has teamed up with Old Navy stores to collect those flip-flops.  Deposit them in the collection bins at any Old Navy location in the U.S. and Terracycle will be turning them into playground materials.

The playgrounds will be given to a few schools and organizations that participate in the Terracycle Brigades too.  My children’s school participates in the Drink Pouch Brigade so hey, who knows… my old flip-flops may just end up being a part of my kids’ playground!ONTC flip

We’re all preparing for summer (anxiously!) and pulling out everything that has been put away for far too long. If your seasonal wardrobe includes some flip-flops that have seen better days, make your way to an Old Navy store before they make their way to the trash…

… beloved flip-flops can live on!

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4 thoughts on “… and the flip-flops lived on…

  1. Have found a sight along the way that uses flip flop trimmings from making them and sells them as door mats. If you’ve ever seen the door mats made from pices of car tires they are the same thing but due to the material they come from they are far more colorful. I mean the ones made of strips of material and held together by metal rods so the whole thing might roll uo depnding on the design. PlanetNatrual.com has the tire kind they call them tire door mat so you can see what i mean. Not affiliated with them any sight by the way.

  2. Terracycle has a thing for tooth brushes i think. They have fund raisers for nonprofits and credit acceptable one to the group.

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