Double the Pleasure: Recycle Your Old Sex Toys

Stop filling up your garbage can with cheaply made vibrators. No more broken dildos piling up in landfill. Now you can recycle your old sex toys!

Yes, that’s recycle, not reuse, which is where my mind initially jumped.

According to “recyclemysextoy.com”: “Finally, there’s an environmentally friendly way to dispose of used or broken vibrators, dildos, plugs, or any other sex toy you may have. Our Sex Toy Recycling program offers you a way to recycle sex toys that you no longer want or use.”

How does it work? Just mail your used toys to the warehouse where they’ll be cleaned, disassembled and sent to recycling facilities where the rubber, silicone, hard plastics, metal, e-waste and motors can be processed for reuse. And in return, you get a $10 gift card to use at Dream Scapes or one of their affiliate partners.

At first I thought this was a bit of a greenwashing scam, one company trying to stand out from the sex toy market with a green angle. However, they are a certified green business. And as far as I can tell, seem pretty legit. Why not bring a sustainable vibe to, uh, vibes.

Hey, as the website says, “Going green has never been this much fun!” I believe it.

Audrey is a freelance copywriter. She has worked with every kind of company, helping them to communicate their message of sustainability. Careful to never greenwash, Audrey believes that transparency in marketing is just as important as branding. And that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. When she's not blogging, marketing sustainability or writing radio commercials for Chinese food, you can find Audrey rock-climbing, riding her bike around San Francisco, or looking for work (she's available for hire, call now!)

19 responses

  1. I see this has enhancing the fantasy–I mean you and your recycled piece-could pretend it came from someone you dream about–Just hope later they don’t publish a list of past contributors-and you figure you are using something Rush Limbaugh used–might swear off pleasure toys for a while after that.

  2. It's worthwhile to make sure the sex toys you buy are phthalate free, look for phthalate free on labels and product descriptions. Many cheap soft, jelly like toys still contain this nasty chemical. and they are recyclable.

  3. The recycling of sex toys is definitely the way forward. If you can
    recycle ordinary everyday objects then why should sex toys be any
    different. 

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