March 6, Reader Joan wrote in with this question: What does one do with old pantyhose that is no longer wearable because of holes, etc.? Is there a way to recycle this material? The short answer is no. Most pantyhose is made from nylon and it is a difficult material to recycle — and it can take up to 30 to 40 years for it to decompose in a landfill. A few years ago, an American pantyhose manufacturer had a recycling program but it is now discontinued.
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Cut the legs off the tights and cut each one in half so that you are left with around four pieces of material. Fill each piece with lavender and tie the ends so that you have lavender scented balls. These can go in underwear drawers, and wardrobes to keep away the moths and keep things smelling sweet. Use them for cleaning: Opaque tights, the thicker the better, are great for using as soft dust cloths. Wool tights are also perfect for shining surfaces and mirrors.
Contact How to Recycle Nylon Durable nylon, found in everything from clothing and carpets, to bags and tents, can be recycled through certain takeback programs. Just about everyone has nylon around their home. It is in the backpacks our kids take to school, the pantyhose women wear to work and the cheap, reusable shopping bags everyone is handing out these days. When you are ready to dispose of items made of nylon, what are your options? There are very few places that accept nylon for recycling.
Continue Reading Well, you know I had to find out! And after some intensive research well, OK, medium intensity research here is what I found…. Homemade cleaning products tend to clog spray bottles. Prevent those clogs with a tiny bit of nylon tied around the end of the sprayer and secure it with a tiny rubber band. Make cleaning your hairbrush easy with a layer of nylons on the base of the brush.