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炎黃子孫
13 August 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Hi everyone!

I was wondering how to dispose of a cup at the end of its life, particularly a MeLuna cup? Do I throw it into the trash, or...? Thanks in advance for the help!
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noodlenoodz on August 14th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
I threw away my one cup that's reached the end of its life. I don't think they're recyclable or anything... Or are you asking for, like, biohazard reasons? If that's the case, I'm sure if you wash off any blood before throwing it out it should be fine.
炎黃子孫postingwhore on August 14th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)
chamekke: FT_invisible_duckschamekke on August 14th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
My MeLuna is still going strong, but when the time comes? I'm planning to spray-paint it with metallic sparkles and turn it into a Christmas tree ornament! "Silver bells / Silver bells / It's Christmastime in the city..."
炎黃子孫postingwhore on August 14th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Sounds fun! :D
tempestas_inutempestas_inu on August 14th, 2012 10:01 am (UTC)
This isn't for Meluna specifically but on Lunette's site for their cups they recommend burning the cup, which will create a white powder ash called silicon dioxide. If nothing else I suppose that reduces the room it takes up in a landfill.
炎黃子孫: 2postingwhore on August 14th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
ty for the info! MeLuna's made from TPE, though, so I don't know if that would work S:

I heard that silicon degrades naturally, though, so perhaps burning helps speed up that process.
teacupcake89 on August 14th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
According to the Divacup website:

Silicone is not recyclable, but, since it starts out as sand, it degrades over time depending on the temperature, anaerobic activity and moisture in the landfill. This applies to all products made from silicone, like baby bottle nipples and toys. To dispose of your DivaCup, thoroughly wash the cup, cut it up into smaller pieces, and dispose in the trash.

so for silicone cups so you could burn it or cut it up...

you could email Meluna and see what they suggest? I'm sure there are others to whom meluna disposal would be helpful! :)perhaps they'll send you a sample cup in return for your old one?! :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 14th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yay ! Samples ! ;)

... And perhaps they have a way to recycle TPE ?
炎黃子孫: 2postingwhore on August 15th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
It didn't even occur to me to e-mail and ask! Thanks! I will do that. :) And hehe, a sample would be nice ;p (Though I already bought a new one >p)