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LETS CHAT ECO - RANDOM ACTS OF SUSTAINABILITY
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Apple ProductsVarious locationsApple will take back any Apple product for free recycling. Gift cards are given in exchange for technology that is in good condition and can be resold.https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in
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Art SuppliesDreaming Zebra FoundationA nonprofit encouraging children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams.
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BooksLocal Public Libraryhttps://dreamingzebra.org
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BooksPromising PagesA nonprofit that inspires underserved children achieve their dreams through books.https://promisingpages.org
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BooksPrison Book ProgramMails books to people in prison to support their educational, vocational and personal developement.https://prisonbookprogram.org
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BooksBridges Books Foundation
Provides an ongoing source of books to underserved children throughout New Jersey in order to support the development of literacy skills and to encourage a love of reading.
https://bridgeofbooksfoundation.org
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BooksOperation Paperback
A national, non-profit organization, whose volunteers collect gently-used books and send them to American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families here at home.
http://www.operationpaperback.org
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BrasBra Recyclers
Our mission is to ignite a ‘Bravolution’ to decrease the number of bras entering our landfills while providing substantial social benefits to women and girls escaping domestic violence,
https://www.brarecycling.com
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Brita Water FiltersTerra Cycle
Whether it's coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste.
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/
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Cars, Boats, RVs, etcJunk My CarJunk my Car lets you sell your junker easily and quickly, absolutely free of charge.https://www.junkmycar.com
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Cell PhonesVarious locationsHow to recycle your phone no matter where you live.https://www.popsci.com/recycle-your-phone
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Cell PhonesLife Cell ProjectLife Cell recycles old phones and uses the funds they receive to purchase Lifestraws - portable water purifers.http://www.lifecellproject.org
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Cell Phones +Recycling for Charities
A Recycling Organization that allows individuals an opportunity to recycle cellular phones, PDA’s, Palm Pilots, digital cameras, and iPods for value that is then donated to the charity of their choice.
http://www.recyclingforcharities.com/index.php
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Cell Phones for TroopsCell Phones for SoldiersA national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans.https://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
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CleanersIt’s important that you dispose of household cleaners properly. And when the bottles are empty you need to recycle household cleaners bottles properly.https://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-household-cleaners/
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CleanersOne area where each of us can make a positive contribution is in the way we dispose of cleaning products.http://www.healthycleaning101.org/how-to-dispose-of-household-cleaning-products-safely/
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ClothesThreads of CareA foundation established by teens to spread hope to impoverished youth. Teens helping teens, one thread at a time. https://threadsofcare.org
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ClothesPlanet Aid
A nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used textiles to protect the environment and support sustainable development in impoverished communities around the world.
https://www.planetaid.org
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ClothesDonation TownDonation Town donation pick up service directory connects donors with charities all over the country that offer free donation pick up servicehttp://donationtown.org
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ComputersWorld Computer Exchange
To reduce the digital divide for youth in developing countries and to promote the reuse of electronic equipment and its ultimate disposal in an environmentally responsible manner.
https://worldcomputerexchange.org
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Construction MaterialsHabitat Restore
Accepts donations and sells home improvement items to the public. Proceeds are used to help build self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world.
https://www.habitat.org/restores
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CorksCork ClubWine Cork Recycling to benefit Earth's sustainability donates up to 2 cents to Forest and Ocean Conservation for each natural wine cork received.http://www.corkclub.com
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CorksRecorkWe are an alliance of businesses and individuals who work together to create environmental change by collecting and repurposing natural wine corks.https://recork.com
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Craft SuppliesLancaster Creative ReuseA donation based art, craft, and sewing supply store working to connect community excess to those who can use it creatively.http://www.lancastercreativereuse.org
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Craft SuppliesSmART Supplies
A creative reuse center for discarding left over materials and picking up new one. SmART! Supplies is proud to employ adults with intellectual disabilities on our sales associate team.
https://www.smartsupplies.org
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Craft SuppliesTurnip Green Creative Reuse
Foster creativity and sustainability through reuse. TGCR has 4 areas of service: a retail donate what you wish ($) store, education/outreach, artist support, and a green gallery.
http://www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org
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Craft SuppliesThe Scrap ExchangeThe Scrap Exchange is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.https://scrapexchange.org
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CrayonsCrazy Crayons60 Tons of Crayons made EVERY DAY with petroleum based wax eventually ends up in our landfills when they don’t have to!http://crazycrayons.com
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DiapersDiaper Banks
The National Diaper Bank Network provides basic necessities required to build the strong foundations all children, families, and individuals need to thrive and reach their full potential.
https://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org
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DVDsThe Able Gamers
We give people with disabilities custom gaming setups including modified controllers and special assistive technology so they can have fun with their friends and family.
https://ablegamers.org
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DVDsDVDs4VETsOur mission is to provide entertainment to Vets who are unable to obtain movies on their own.http://dvds4vets.org
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Everything ElseFreecycle
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,311 groups with 9,224,638 members. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free.
http://freecycle.org
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EyeglassesOneSightOneSight is an independent nonprofit committed to eradicating the global vision care crisis in our lifetime.https://onesight.org
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Foreign Coins and NotesUNICEF
Change for Good program has generated more than $156 million, which has helped UNICEF’s efforts to helping save and improve the lives of millions of children around the world.
https://www.unicefusa.org/supporters/organizations/companies/american-airlines/change-good
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FormalwearDonate My DressA national campaign designed to encourage girls around the country to donate their prom and special occasion dresses to those who cannot afford them.http://donatemydress.hotims.com/r5/home.asp
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FormalwearBrides Across AmericaBrides Across America (BAA) is a non-profit committed to loving one another by gifting weddings and wedding gowns to our military & first responders.https://www.bridesacrossamerica.com
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FormalwearBrides Against Breast Cancer
Brides donate their Wedding Dress and Brideas Against Breast Cancer resells them to brides-to-be at very affordable prices.The resale helps raise needed money for breast cancer.
https://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org
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Gift CardsGiftCards4ChangeOur mission is to change the way people value their small balance gift cards, and use them to impact the under-served people and communities all across the USA.https://www.giftcards4change.org
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Greeting CardsSt. Jude's RanchYou can also SUPPORT our programs which help children and youth break the cycle of abuse, abandonment and neglect. https://stjudesranch.org
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Ink CartridgesRecycle4CharityBy repurposing waste into reusable products, we help create American jobs and save natural resources like oil and landfill space.http://www.recycle4charity.com/home.jhtm
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Juice PouchesTerraCycleTerraCycle® and Honest Kids have partnered to create a free recycling program for drink pouches as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/honest-kids
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Junk MailCatalog ChoiceUse to cancel catalogs and junk mail.https://www.catalogchoice.org
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KeysKeys For HopeWe collect and recycle unwanted keys to feed the hungry.https://keyforhope.org
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Medical SuppliesProject CureLargest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. https://projectcure.org
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Musical InstrumentsDreaming ZebraEncourages children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams.https://dreamingzebra.org
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Musical InstrumentsMr. Holland's OpusDonates musical instruments to under-funded music programs giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music educationhttps://www.mhopus.org
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Packing PeanutsUPS, FedX, etcMost cities do not accept any forms of expanded polystyrene (EPS) through curbside programs but you can check packaging stores.
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PaintPaint Care
PaintCare Inc. represents paint manufacturers (paint producers) to plan and operate paint stewardship programs in U.S. states and jurisdictions that pass paint stewardship laws.
https://www.paintcare.org
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Personal ProductsTerraCycleTerraCycle® has partnered to create a free recycling program for hair care, skin care and cosmetic product packaging.https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/
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Prescription DrugsFDA
The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be October 26, 2019, a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/content/national-take-back-day
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Prescription DrugsASSTCheck this link to find where to safely dispose of drugs in your area.https://apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1
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Printers & Office EquipmentBest Buy
As the nation's largest retail recycler of used electronics and appliances, we’ll take all kinds of used tech,* regardless of where you bought it, how old it is or who made it.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/services/recycling/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025
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Running ShoesNikeReuse-A-Shoe program recycles athletic shoes at the end of their life, giving them a new life through Nike Grind.https://www.nike.com/help/a/recycle-shoes
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Running ShoesAsicsA partner with I:CO to bring awareness to recycling, reusing and reimagining of unwanted clothing and shoes.https://www.asics.com/us/en-us/ico
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Stuffed Animals
Stuffed Animals for Emergencies
Takes in donations of new and gently used stuffed animals and then finds organizations in their area who can use the donations for children in traumatic or emotional situations.
https://stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org
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Stuffed AnimalsLoving HugsProvides new or gently used stuffed animals to children in war zones, refugee camps, and orphanages.http://momitforward.com/loving-hugs-providing-stuffed-animals-to-children-around-the-world/
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SuitcasesSuitcases for KidsProvides foster children with suitcases.http://suitcasesforkids.org
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ToolsHabitat RestoreHabitat ReStores home improvement stores accept small and large donations of building materials and tools.https://www.habitat.org/restores
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ToysSecond Chance Toys
Our goal is to create a movement dedicated to donating toys to children in need and keeping them out of landfills so that local communities in the U.S. and beyond are participating in our collections.
http://www.secondchancetoys.org
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VHS CassettesGreen DiskRecycles CDs, VHS, DVD, Jewel cases, cell phones, printer cartridges and more!http://greendisc.com
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Video GamesAbleGamersDedicated to bringing the benefits of electronic entertainment to children’s hospitals for stress-relief and pain management.https://ablegamers.org/get-well-gamers/
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Yarn, Hooks, NeedlesKnit and Crochet TNKnit and Crochet Tennessee has donated over 35,000 to the Nashville area community to over 35 different charites - hats, blankets, scarves, and more!https://knitandcrochettn.org
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