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Bra Recycling: Pitch In For Earth Day
Posted by melanie | March 26, 2010

I don’t particularly enjoy cleaning – in fact I dread it. But for some reason, I don’t mind the cleaning that accompanies the onset of spring. There’s a sense of renewal in spring cleaning; getting rid of unwanted goods and making room for new. I am giddy in anticipation to put away my thick, wool sweaters and donate clothing that I have either grown tired of, or that issue an exclamation of “What was I thinking?!”

Yet I find that I rarely organize my lingerie drawer, and got to thinking of how often women actually do it?

Bosom Buddy Bra Recycling

Just as trends change throughout the years, so do our bodies. A bra that you’ve owned since high school, or wore pre-baby, may not fit the same after your body has evolved through such stages. Instead of throwing out unwanted goods, I came across a great textile recycling company that accepts gently worn bras and donates them to women in need. The Bra Recyclers, a division of Bosom Buddy Recycling, is an organization based in Arizona that strives to eliminate the unnecessary disposal of bras in landfills.

The founder, Elaine Birks-Mitchell, believes that “a bra is something that many women take for granted, but for women in need a new bra can boost their self-esteem and renew positive attitudes.”

Bras can be sent to the organization by simply completing four easy steps: washing the bra, filing out a ‘bra recycling form’, packaging the bra, and dropping it off at your nearest post office.

In honor of upcoming Earth Day, I suggest we all donate a gently used bra to women in need, whether it be to the Bosom Buddy Recyling organization or to your local consignment shop or charitable organization. Helping others in need is something we can all feel good about!

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One Response to “Bra Recycling: Pitch In For Earth Day”

  1. Krysti says:

    Thank you for featuring us on your website. I wanted to share information with you and your readers regarding our Bra Recycling Month event to take place during October.

    October is traditionally dedicated to Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness. In an effort to support these powerful causes, The Bra Recyclers are offering women nationwide an opportunity to support these efforts in a different way, by recycling used and unused bras.

    Bra Recycling is an economical and environmentally friendly way to give support to women nationwide that are breast cancer survivors or transitioning from domestic violence situations.

    Recycle your bras during October and you will be entered to win great prizes. So far prizes include:
    • 3 – $25 American Express Gift Certificates
    • 4 – $25 Soma Intimates Gift certificates (
    • 3 – $25 Allure Intimate Apparel Gift Certificates (
    • 1 – $25 Bodacious Boutique Gift Certificates (
    • 1 – $30 Gift Certificate for a pair of Footzy Rolls (
    • 1 – Bra of Your Choice from Itty Bitty Bra (

    For the most up to date prize information, please visit Prize winners will be announced every Friday in October on Facebook ( and our website (

    It’s simple to recycle your bras and be entered into our weekly drawing, just follow the steps below:
    1. Find used and unused bras that you, your family members or friends are no longer
    wearing and put them in a box or envelope.
    2. Fill out the Bra Recycle Form which is located on our website and include it in your
    box. In order to be eligible for the prize drawing, we must receive the Bra Recycling
    Form with your bras.
    3. Mail your bras to:
    3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441
    Gilbert, AZ 85297
    Note: All bras must be postmarked by October 31 to be included in the drawing for prizes.

    If you have any questions please send an email to

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