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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 continue recycling to this day.
We use all kinds of clean soft packing materials.
New boxes are made locally from sustainable forests.

As a child on our small cotton farm in Lincoln county North Carolina, I remember helping dad pick up trash along the dirt road that passed through our farm. We used the tractor and trailer cleaning out the side ditches on both sides of the road collecting bottles, cans and trash thrown out of passing cars. It was a nasty job but it taught me the importance of keeping our country beautiful and clean and the price we pay for littering.

Once my older brother Dickie jumped into his car and chased down a litter bug.
News of this confrontation traveled through our little community.
Dickie had also spent time with dad picking up trash along our road just as I did.
I imagine that my dad did the same with his dad and then passed it down to us.

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

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

I would love to hear your comments, feedback and experiences.

- Jim Hoyle

Shop our fine quality vintage recycled lamps.

Recycle Reuse Restore

How To Change The World:

  • Be an example.
  • Keep reusable bags/boxes in your car and carry wherever you shop.
  • Many communities are banning plastic bags but don't wait.
  • Do not buy individual plastic bottles of water.
  • Instead buy water in large containers and pour into reusable ones.
  • Install an under sink water filter and get clean water for pennies.
  • Install a faucet mounted water filter and get water for under nickel a gallon.
  • Use a pitcher water filter and get clean water immediately. They work great !
  • Pick up trash when you walk.
  • Invite sanitation professionals to speak in your schools.
  • Why you must act today - World's biggest garbage dump is our ocean
  • Educate, share this article and encourage intelligent discussions.
  • Change the world now.

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FEEDBACK:

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,
Kate

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!