The magazine Real Simple has published a two-part A-to-Z guide of "how to recycle anything". From aerosol cans to zippered plastic bags, the September and October issues offer many tips of how to recycle, well, pretty much anything! Some ideas I'm gonna check out: 1) swap CDs, DVDs, and paperback books with others at http://www.zunafish.com/. 2) go to http://www.recycleforbreastcancer.org/ for prepaid shipping labels, envelopes, or collection boxes for recycling your PDAs, MP3 players, cameras, and other electronic devices. The proceeds will be donated to breast cancer charities. 3) Donate used sneakers to Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program at www.letmeplay.com/reuseashoe. "Worn-out athletic shoes of any brand are collected, processed and recycled into material used in sports surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks and playgrounds for young people around the world."
When you do the research, it's amazing to discover how many companies and organizations are devoting time and energy to recycling efforts.