Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sex Toy Recycling




Who doesn't have some old narsty sex toys they want to get rid of?! Don't just throw them away! Sextoyrecycling will recycle them for you!

All you have to do is seal your used sex toy in one of their Tyvek pouches, which you can obtain by emailing them, or pick one up at your local sex toy retailer. They sterilize all toys upon receipt (um, they would appreciate it if you would clean your sex toys before submitting them for collection).

You drop the pouch into one of their secure receptacles, where it will be collected and then transported to their processing center.

After undergoing thorough sterilization, toys are inspected and sorted according to their material composition. Vibrators and other mechanical toys are sent to the skilled technicians in their repair department for salvage and refurbishing. Any batteries left in the toys are removed and recycled appropriately. Silicone and rubber toys are sorted and the materials processed for reuse. Any metals, plastics, or other materials left over after the reclamation process are recycled for non-sex-toy purposes.

They then use a patent-pending process similar to that used to recycle athletic shoes into rubber surfaces for basketball courts. The rubber and silicone is ground up, mixed with a binding agent, and remolded into new toys. For sanitary and safety reasons, each toy is then coated with a layer of new silicone. The result is a sex toy made of at least 95% post-consumer materials.

For each sex toy you submit for recycling, you will receive a voucher good for $5 toward the purchase of any product in their recycled sex toy line. You can redeem the vouchers at your local sex toy retailer, or at their online store (coming soon!) using the special code you recieve.

For more info, click on this link: sextoyrecycling.com.

44 comments:

Tikimama said...

"for non-sex-toy purposes" just made me laugh out loud!

This is just fascinating, a little weird, but also good to know the sex-toy industry cares about the planet as much as the rest of us do! What a strange job to work in one of their processing centers. Wonder what kind of discount they get?

Diane said...

lmao @ the recycling symbol with the little penises instead of arrows.

diane said...

This is what you've been doing while I've been gone?

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Wow. Good for the planet and our dirty parts. What will the world think of next?

Gary Heller said...

DG, you never seem to run out of the most interesting topics and finds out there!
Never thought about the sex toy industry and recycling, but it makes a lot of sense since they deal with mostly rubber and synthetic stuff.
I would cringe to hear about a Dolphin found beached somewhere because it had choked on some ones butt plug they flushed away. . .
I just would hope they do all they say they do, and not have some horny little dude in the backroom wiping everything down with a "wet ones" and repackaging it.

...love Maegan said...

BHAHAHAHAAHAH ...brilliant!!!

So good for the environment!

g. said...

I would have made $850 dollars if I had not cleaned my night table Geez, and to think the kidney foundation probably threw it all in a box....hehehehe....

Lianne said...

Reduce, reuse, revibrate!!!

clorivak said...

Good for the environment maybe but kinda icky. Even is power sterilized to the maximum bone, I wouldn't want to know that someone used it on their bits and bites.

OMG...the word verification is DURTI!!! LOL.

Hanako66 said...

ummmmmmmm......who buys the refurbished toys?

erin@designcrisis said...

Wow. Just wow.

I think you've outdone yourself, here!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Between your post & mine, something must be in the water lately! ...whahaha* Anyway keep the 3Rs Recycle-Reuse- Oh dear don't know the third one??? Told ya'...something in our water!

Raina said...

That's so smart. (I have no snark for this one.)

Kellie said...

Smart and eco friendly but not sure I could wrap my mind around using a refurbished toy... I'd have to think about it. However, how'd you like to have the job of sorting through all these used toys? Ewww...

b is for brown said...

wow...

ok, i like my job and i am very happy i have this one and not that one. i will never complain again.

The Seeker said...

OMG, my dear, I need that!!!!!
Hilarious!

xoxo

Lynn said...

I love it.
Between;
"Just look at the sweet little bouquet of posies..."

And;

"I found this darling vintage lace to put on the collar."

Comes;

Recycle your used sex toys!

Bwahahahahah

Staci said...

I think i just threw up in my mouth a lil hahahahaa

creative kerfuffle said...

what an awesome idea! srsly why didn't i think of that??? i do have some duds i could get rid of and actually about a month ago i was wondering wtf to do w/ them. it's not like you'd just pass them off to a friend---ewwwww.

Awesome Sara said...

I love this!!! I'm already gathering the old ones and packing it up. i want ego friendly toys now. feel good while saving the planet, helz yezzzz

TERI REES WANG said...

I need to find my way into that business!


I have an entire food is love/sex is love agenda.. ;P

TheBeautyFile said...

What a wonderful way to pay it forward...so sanitary too, especially with swine flu going around!

Milly said...

Holy Sh*t....F*cking hilarious!!!!

Chris said...

Ummm...ew? But interesting, too :)

There's a niche for everybody, I think, lol!

Bon Don said...

I honestly have mixed feelings about this... it's like Yay for the environment but, eww .

I guess it's fine as long as they don't turn them into the "spork" at my next picnic

Char said...

that totally creeps me out for some reason. LOL

sexypoet said...

interesting concept but, still kind of grosses me out thinking about people buying them.. yuck!

Pyzahn said...

You are an extremely well rounded woman. You know art. You know the latest gadgets. You know about sex toy recycling. I find myself whipping through my blogroll to see what new hilarity you have come up with.

Big Red said...

FINALLY!

La Belette Rouge said...

This is the first time I have stopped on over and I am so glad I did. Hilariousness!!! Why didn't AL Gore mention this in his movie?

.38 said...

"non-sex-toy purposes?" ha! I dont believe there are any such things.

ASSHOLE BOYFRIEND said...

Now I know what to do with all the used dildos laying around. I use them to roll out biscuits, put them between my toes so my feet look like they have dicks, use them like scarecrows to protect my cilantro plants in the back yard...why do I want to get rid of them again?

Desert Rat said...

that's sweet that they are doing their part for the planet even if it is odd that they make new ones out of the used. ;-)

sallymandy said...

Droll the Magnificent to the Rescue. I thought recycling computers was cutting-edge. Or maybe it's the difference between L.A. and Montana...?

(thanx for the kind comment today)

GUGAW said...

i just had to check this wasn't a april fool - hilarious. really kinda icky, just cant get my head around that!

carina said...

what??? NO!!!!!!!!!
i need to read the rest... haha, i only got as far as the title and the first sentence and just had to comment!!!

Carlotta said...

the little penis as arrows are amazing!! well if it works is not a bad idea I wonder who's going to use them!!

sandra said...

sex toy recycling! hahaha think green :)
*why can't we recycle boys?

Chessa! said...

ohnotheydidnt!!!!!!

Andhari said...

LOL isn't this a bit unhygienic ? :P

so HILARIOUS though.

esther said...

haha, ew gross.

chloe said...

that is slightly disturbing to me.. i can understand recycling plastic but the idea of a 'recycled' sex toy is a bit eeeew - even though its been cleaned!?

Diana said...

hey people shouldn't be grossed out by this. recycling toilet paper is just as bad

i give them props for saving the planet, and having their own fun, too! i lol'd at the broken sex toys!!

Anonymous said...

This site is much better for recycling sex toys, they give you $10 back for every toy, and they are a full facility not some guys basement (that's

creepy). They are also working with Doc Johnson (Impressive). You can read about it at Recycle Your Sex Toys