Recycla’s daughters got a lot of plastic gift cards for Christmas, which is an easy gift for grandparents, aunts, and uncles to give two middle schoolers. After all those iTunes cards were entered into the girls’ iTunes accounts, what remained was a stack of plastic cards that needed to be disposed of in some way.
Luckily, there’s no need to throw all that plastic in the trash. Depending on your time, inclination, and skills, you can either re-purpose the gift cards into new items or you can send them to a company that will recycle them for you.
If you want to simply recycle the cards, send them to Earthworks, which will chop them up, melt the plastic bits, and create new plastic out of the old. No chemicals are used in the process! Mail in your used cards to: