Flip Flop Recycling | Environment
Nothing says summer more than flip flops. The squishy sandals help you beat the heat and they can help build a new playground too. The Old Navy stores in Spokane Valley and Moscow, Idaho are collecting used flip flops. Collection boxes sit near the front door. .
"When a customer comes in they just need to bring their old flip flops and pop them in the box. It's Simple, " said Spokane Valley store manager Bridget Brooks.
The old sandals are mailed to TerraCycle http://www.terracycle.net in New Jersey and recycled into plastic equipment for new playgrounds. TerraCycle also recycles used potato chip bags, candy wrappers and children's juice drink pouches.
The collection ends Saturday, May 21, 2011. Old Navy is holding a large sale on Saturday. New basic flip flops will be on sale for $1.