May starts the rainy season here in South Florida. By “rain” I don’t mean drizzle, I mean torrential down pour. Determined that I will not spend another rainy season slogging through dirty water with out the protection of rain boots, I did a bit of research. Like I said in an earlier post, rubber takes at least 1,000 years to decompose so I was naturally skeptical about buying a new pair of boots and I haven’t had much luck in that department at the thrift stores. The good news is, there are ways to recycle rubber. Although it isn’t picked up at curb side like glass, paper, and plastic most city recycling centers do accept rubber for recycling. Recycled rubber can be made into new consumer goods such as shoes and rubber matting or chipped to make playground mulch.