Ensures new mats it sells will be recycled

Update:17-01-2019
Summary:

As someone who enjoys yoga and spends a little time every day in various poses, I know the struggle of using a yoga mat past its prime. Some mats wear down faster than others, but I find that I usually need to replace my mat every couple of years. So, finding a sustainable way to […]

As someone who enjoys yoga and spends a little time every day in various poses, I know the struggle of using a yoga mat past its prime. Some mats wear down faster than others, but I find that I usually need to replace my mat every couple of years. So, finding a sustainable way to dispose of it is a top priority.Most popular yoga mats are made from , which is one of the most difficult plastics to recycle.

Even if your local recycling center accepts PVC, they may not take yoga mats, so be sure to call first. If your local center won’t accept them, there aren’t many recycling options available.However, some yoga companies do accept old yoga mats for recycling. One company that offers a recycling program is  in Australia. When you purchase one of LovEarth’s sustainable yoga mats, they provide the option to request a mailing slip so you can send them your old mat for disposal.

Not only will you get rid of an old PVC mat, but the new yoga mat you purchase from them is biodegradable and much safer for the environment.Another option is Manduka. mat recycling program. The company collects old mats and ensures new mats it sells will be recycled when worn out.If you’d like to purchase a recycled mat, you can start at Target.com, which offers a Other companies have started yoga mat recycling programs, only to shut them down.

Before you purchase your next mat, consider calling the manufacturer of your old mat to see if they have a take-back program. And check with the manufacturer of the new mat you’re purchasing to find out if they have a recycling program.Fortunately, there are more options available than simply sending old yoga mats to the landfill. They can be reused in a variety of ways. But recycling them can be quite a challenge.

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