We recycle plastic, jute, PVC, TPE, latex and other forms of plastic mats. We do not recycle natural rubber mats including Manduka eKO mats, Gaiam Earth Lovers mats and Jade brand mats.
Like other materials you recycle, clean is best. We suggest using these cleaning methods from Yoga Journal as your first step in yoga mat recycling (you may find you get a few more months out of a clean yoga mat):
"If your mat is lightly soiled, use a spray bottle, damp sponge, or terry cloth rag to apply a solution of two cups of water and four drops of dish soap. Rub the soiled areas. Wipe the mat with clean water; then rub with a dry terry cloth towel. Hang to air dry.
If your mat is heavily soiled, submerge it in a solution of warm water and mild detergent; use very little soap as any residue may cause the mat to become slippery during future use. Thoroughly hand wash the mat and rinse in clean water. After squeezing out the excess water, lay the mat on a dry towel and roll the mat and towel together. Stepping on the rolled up mat will squeeze more moisture out of the mat and into the towel. Then unroll and hang to air dry."
Recycling, upcycling and donation. We currently partner with US based companies that work to minimize landfill waste and provide a choice of eco-forward products. You will find their products on store shelves of small to mid-sized retailers across the country.
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