Earth Day and Flip Flops

{image courtesy of Scrumtrulescent}

As you may already know, my flip flop collection looks a little like the photo above (well, if I could figure out a way to organize them so neatly).  However, (sadly) flip flops do not live forever.  So I was super excited when I read this week about a collaboration between TerraCycle and Old Navy in celebration of Earth Day.

The Flip Flop Replay campaign kicks off April 22nd and ends May 21st.  Drop off your old flip flops at any Old Navy store in the US.  TerraCycle will then upcycle them, creating four public playgrounds to be donated to communities across the country.  {Thanks to shuzsociety and inhabitots for the heads up on this partnership}

I am so excited to clean out my closet and recycle my dud flops (because you know I'm going to buy more)!  But I'm also really excited to learn more about TerraCycle (looks like an organization doing great things with recycling and upcycling).

Other Earth Day offers (click the links for more information):
1) Starbucks will fill your reusuable mug with free coffee or tea on 4/22/11.
2) Lowe's is giving away one million trees on 4/23/11.
3) Origins is sponsoring a trade-in program on 4/22/11. Bring in any empty cosmetic container (any brand) to be recycled and receive a free Origins face cleanser.
4) All US National Parks have free admission this week in honor of National Parks Week.
5) USPS Go Green stamps are now available.
southern daze said...

Why can't we live closer?! I swear, we'd have so much fun!

I have a pretty easy was to store flops (stumbled onto it when we didn't have any space for my shoes) - I'll email you what I have.

For the Old Navy recycle program, can I take in any brand of flops? I definitely have several pairs that have seem WAY better days.

Jackie said...

i want my closet to look like that...so pretty and big and organized AND full of flips!!

That's awesome to know...I definitely need to drop some of mine off and thankfully at 2.50/pr. it's super affordable to keep buying more and then building more playgrounds...yea!!

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