You Can Recycle That: Erotic Toys

I'll admit to being a little shocked myself when I came across this service. Adult toys and novelties are one of those topics that you only discuss with your closest friends, right? So let's just skip all the taboos and get to the point. If you have old toys that you don't use or want anymore, you probably want to get rid of them quickly and discreetly. Luckily, they don't have to wind up in a landfill.

While it may seem like

a total joke

, there is actually a real company that offers sex toy recycling services.

Scarlet Girl

is an online erotic toy store based in Oregon. When you send in your old sex toy for recycling, they give you $10 credit towards a new one! All you have to do is clean it, package it up, and ship it to them! Check out the details on their

sex toy recycling page

.

Scarlet Girl Recycles

Before you start shopping for some new toys to replace the ones you recycled, remember there are green options available! Check these out.

Leaf by Swan

- This is a totally "green" line of adult toys. They're even

endorsed by eco-celebrity, Alicia Silverstone

!

Good Clean Love

- An eco-friendly personal lubricant brand. All of their products are free of parabens, glycerin, silicon, and petrochemicals. They're 100% organic and cruelty-free, and because they're vegan, they're also edible!

Glyde

- Certified ethical, vegan, and fair trade condoms.

Earth Erotics

- Your one-stop-shop for earth-friendly erotic supplies.

And I'll be keeping my eyes out for GӒSM, the eco-friendly vibe that started out as

an April Fools joke

from Swedish sex toy brand,

Lelo

. The joke was so popular that the toy-makers are

supposedly planning

to come out with

the real thing

!

Further Reading

http://www.ecohearth.com/eco-blogs/clean-and-green-everyday/1376-safe-sex-not-if-your-sex-toys-arent-green-.html

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