Q: Peter, Peter, is there a way to recycle condoms and sex toys?
A:Thank you for your question! Greener sex is a definite possibility, and the market for eco-condoms and toys is steadily expanding.
There is currently no way to recycle or compost latex or polyurethane condoms. All condoms are intended for one-time use, and any condoms (even unused, unopened ones) or sex toys you toss into your normal recycling bin will be sorted into the trash at your local recycling plant. Unfortunately, conventional latex and polyurethane condoms are only semi-biodegradable and non-biodegradable, respectively. However, even if you can’t recycle or compost conventional condoms and sex toys, there are lots of sustainable sex materials on the market that you can buy instead!