I'm always wondering what to do with the random things I collect over the years; at one point they just have to go. When I've exhausted the Second Hand Shop option and I've recycled all that I can, I have a moments hesitation before launching into the garbage something that at one point in time meant something to me or could maybe one day serve again.
Getting to the point now, I found an informative article available, FOR FREE, on Real Simple.com. (Click here)
Here are some that I found particularly interesting :
* Bring your old iPod back to the store to get 15% off the purchase of a new one and get the old one recycled properly.
* Nike recycles old sneekers into courts and running tracks. (I've seen people do it with old tires as well- such a great surface to run on!)