We all like to win. Who doesn't? Winners often get trophies that they can hold aloft like a baby Lion King. But what happens when the thrill of victory dissipates? What happens when the trophy for 'most pies eaten near a waterfall' no longer seems relevant to the person you are today? You may want to ditch those trophies. But how?
There are plenty of crafty reuses for trophies. One can make a decorative yard ornament or put trophies in a terrarium with their turtle, or a person could make an art piece that represents the 'inner trophy in all mankind.' But I don't hearken to crafty ideas. I like practical ideas. I'm no fun. My face is stern and pallid. See that little picture of me at the top of this web page? That?s the only time I've ever smiled.
Here are three places to donate those impossible-to-recycle trophies.
This trophy and award company is accepting donations of old trophies and awards. They will reuse the award to make new awards and trophies. The circle of trophy life continues. Here is Awardex's contact info.
117 S. Cook St. Suite 360
Barrington, IL 60010
2. Art Inc.
Art Inc. has a recycling program. They recycle acrylics. Most novelty trophies are made out of acrylics. Send your acrylic trophies to Art Inc. and they will recycle your trophies and probably make some art out of it.