In my post about the Girl Scouts I mentioned we threw the used up gift cards away. My dear friend Rose responded with the following.
You mean *recycled* those cards, don't you?Sorry - had to say it. It's a pet peeve of mine. These cards can be sent back to the companies that produce them with notice, and request for response, that they should be accountable for their re-use or recycling or other responsible disposal ... or, at best - not produce them at all.I use some that I receive as junk mail (fittin, eh?) for scraping and burnishing in making art. I recently saw an upcycled mosaic mirror that used cut-up pieces of these ubiquitous bits of toxic waste.I could go on. Like I said ... pet peeve.
I had never given it a thought to recycle these items. I will be doing so from now on. Thanks Rose.