How can I reuse or recycle foam swimming floats?
I’ve recently started going swimming at my local pool and every time I go (three times a week at the moment – yay previously incredibly unfit me!), I see old polyethylene (?) floats waiting in the bin to be thrown away.
The pool is pretty much constantly used to for children’s swimming lessons so they must go through loads of them as they get beaten up and (I guess) start to deteriorate because they’re constantly ducked in chlorine-y water.
The floats are either small, flat boards (about 30cm/12inches square) or long, thin cylinders of foam like giant haircurlers.
I think about asking to take them but worry they’re just end up cluttering up my cellar unless I can think of good ways to reuse them. So any suggestions?
(And yes, I will be using the save-the-swimsuit and reuse suggestions for my old swimming costumes. ;) )
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