I was contacted by an environmental non-profit The Offset Project, in Monterey, California, who would like to recycle and send old banners to anyone for free, But only if they are willing to recycle them. The Offset Project, partners with different business to make their events zero-waste and they work with Monterey County with green initatives. Right now they are working with a sign company that has what else, excess signs and they would like to find a company/person to recycle them to.
Most of you have seen these type of banners, vinyl, canvas, plastic and they can be reused. The problem is you don’t know what type of vinyl or plastic it is. Some waster companies might take them, but the purpose is to keep them out of landfills.
Here are some ways and articles that show how to reuse Banners:
- Make a tote bag or purse or wallet
- Use as a tarpaulin, for projects such as painting.
- Use to cover firewood or to tote firewood or other items
- Make a dress
- Use as a table liner
- Make table mats
- Line the car bottom when carrying messy items
- Ask locate schools and artists if they would like.
- Make new banners from the old one
- Gorilla Sacks: Will take you old vinyl signs and billboards and recycle them.
- Ship banners to GovEnergy for recycling.
- Make Art
- Vinyl Museum Banners Bring Art Masterpiecesto the Home The Detroit Institute of Arts is the latest art museum to find an innovative way to recycle vinyl street banners that promoted their exhibitions.
- Recycled Billboards Hit the Beach as Surfboard Bags Rareform recycles used vinyl billboards into unique and durable surfboard bags. – See more at:
- Recycled Plastics Make Runway Appearance Plastics Make it Possible® teamed up with Gretta Monahan to highlight the growing role of recycled plastics in the fashion industry. -
- Chipotle Serves Up Recycled Lunch Bags for Earth Day Chipotle Mexican Grill has recycled its vinyl billboards into lunch bags in a promotion that feeds its foundation as well as its customers.
So, if you would like some banners, call or email The Offset Project and let them know.
The Offset Project
1146 Montecito Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA