May 12, 2008
Enviromom Discusses Car Seat Recycling
Check out the size of Olivia's new car seat! It practically IS an actual car seat. We chose it because of its safety features and reputation for excellence, but boy is it huge! She doesn't look too thrilled in this photo, probably because she knows that her car seat is not at all eco-friendly.
Her infant car seat lasted 7 months and we are hoping this one lasts her at least a few years, but my mom blogging pals over at Enviromom are posing very important questions about car seat recycling and the availability of resources for parents to recycle their children's car seats, which are bulky, full of plastic, and have pretty short use lifespans.
Please visit Enviromom's post, "Critical Mass for car seat recycling" and leave a comment to weigh in on the need for car seat manufacturers to offer recycling options for their used equipment. I admire Renee and Heather, the moms behind Enviromom, for bringing this issue into the spotlight and calling for action.
Used car seats are not accepted as donations because they are a liability, so we must solve the dilemma of what to do with these necessary, but not at all eco-friendly items.
Thanks for your input!