I bet we all know people that love to iron and others that hate it. Whether you iron or not, most of us have an ironing board around. Fortunately they do not take up much space and best of all they can be recycled and repurposed very easily. Why people throw them in the trash, I will never know. They do not biodegrade and take up valuable landfill space.
I just got to Eco Ya:
- There is only one company left in the USA that makes Ironing boards. HPI Seymour in Seymour, Indiana
- In 2010 they sold 7 million ironing boards a year.
- Most ironing boards manufacturing have moved to China.
- Most likely you will see at least one ironing board in your neighbor’s trash cans.
- Their is one Eco Friendly Ironing Board made of Bamboo. Fibertech offers a biodegradable top made from plant fiber waste comprised of rice, wheat, bamboo and sugar cane. Distributed by Household Essentials, their ironing board covers also has a Cradle to Cradle Certification.
12 Ways to Reuse Ironing Boards
1.) Donate to local charity.
2.) Check to see if your waste recycler will take. Metal ironing boards can be reused for the metal and wood recycling ironing boards can also be reused.
4.) Make a desk
5.) With legs and a flat surface, they can be used as tables, potting benches
6.) Remake into a chair
7.) Reuse to make a lamp.
8.) The mesh ironing boards can be reused as a pegboard for the ultimate in sewing storage. You can use the same concept with your jewelry
9.) Make a wine rack,
10.) Make shelves
11.) Make Signs
12.) I would love this in my garden!