Double the Pleasure: Recycle Your Old Sex Toys

dildobin_bigStop 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 the Recycle my Sex Toy site: “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 of 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.

For some more green masturbation ideas, check out this other sex toy recycling site, where they make such eco-friendly suggestions such as “Fruits and vegetables like bananas and cucumbers make a simple and inexpensive substitute for a dildo. Many common items like electric toothbrushes or hairbrush handles can also  be used for pleasure.”

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!)