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Recycle Policy

Jim Hoyle With His Beloved Dog Gracie Jim with His Beloved Gracie

Lamp Shade Pro has used recycled materials for packing and shipping since our beginning in May 1975.
We use all kinds of clean soft recycled packing materials from customers, suppliers and a local recycle plant.
New boxes are made locally from sustainable forests.

I grew up on our cotton farm in Lincoln county North Carolina.
I remember helping my dad pick up trash along the dirt road running through our farm.
We used our tractor and trailer to pick up bottles, cans and trash thrown out of passing cars.
It was a job that taught me the importance of keeping our country beautiful and and the price we pay for littering.

Once upon a time my older brother Dickie jumped into his car to chase down a litter bug.
News of this confrontation traveled through our little community of Vale NC.
Dickie had also spent time picking up trash with dad, just as I did.
I imagine that my dad and his dad had done the same.

My father Swain Hoyle instilled in me a deep respect for our land.
My mother Juandetta instilled in me her native American affinity for wildlife and our earth.
I learned that we are merely temporary caretakers of our earth.
Now in my later years, I understand this even more clearly.
I see it in my grand children in their love of the beautiful outdoors, wildlife and nature.

Please help preserve our beautiful earth so that our children and grand children can continue to enjoy it.

- Jim Hoyle

Recycle Reuse Restore


  • Over 583 billion plastic bottles were produced in 2021, 100 billion more than 2016.
  • Five trillion plastic bags will be used in 2021 = 160,000 every second !
  • Americans alone use half a billion plastic drinking straws daily.
  • In 2017, packaging created the highest demand for plastic, over 146 million metric tons
  • Single use plastics have tripled since the start of the pandemic, with takeout orders driving the increase.
  • Yearly, enough Bubble Wrap is created to cover the distance between the earth and moon.
  • Over 50 billion plastic coated coffee cups are trashed in the USA yearly, many with plastic lids.
  • Over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered yearly worlwide.
  • Source: www.earthday.org

Save The Earth:

  • Be an example.
  • Keep a reusable shopping bag in your car and stop using plastic bags.*
  • Carry your water in an insulated container and stop buying water in plastic bottles.*
  • Install a water filter and get clean water for pennies/week.
  • Use a pitcher type water filter and they're cheap.
  • Pick up trash when you walk.
  • Invite sanitation professionals to speak in your schools.
  • We must act now - World's biggest garbage dump is our ocean
  • Educate, share and encourage intelligent discussions.

Jim Hoyle with his beloved dog Gracie

One of my infinite BLESSINGS... Thank You Jesus !


Visiting our lovely North Carolina mountains ?
Relax at this charming log cabin Almost Heaven near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Rent by the night or long term.



7-21-20: My comments about your Recycle Policy webpage:
Thank you for your diligence in conservation efforts. I  received the beautiful dark green lampshade I ordered, its perfect.  The grey packing paper in the box is great for washing windows, much sturdier than a paper towel, so that will be recycled too! Thanks and keep up the good work!
S.S.  Cranford NJ

2020: Dear Mr. Hoyle,
I have been looking for custom made in USA lampshades for a pair of vintage lamps and came across your web site.
I wanted to let you know that I am choosing your company over others because I appreciate so much your policy on recycling and statements about plastic and trash and water.
Thank you for sharing your story and doing your part! I’m happy to support a business like yours that cares about these issues and makes a point of talking about them.
Best regards,

2022: My comments about your Recycle Policy webpage:

I was so pleased to learn how you feel about keeping our country clean.  Like you I live in the country.  There are eight homes along our 3 mile country road.  We also get people discarding not only cans, bottles etc but large items like tires and old furniture.  My neighbors and I spend time keeping our road clean. My property is what is left( 64 acres ) from an original land grant of 488 acres given to my husbands great-great-great-great grandfather in 1840 when he came to this country from Scotland.
Knowing this about your business makes me very happy to have chosen your company twice in the last 10 years to make lampshades for me.  I will be in touch again as I have at least one more to replace.
Blessings on you, your family and your business that does beautiful work!