Currently, there is no place in many communities to take old umbrellas. However, Himane, a NYC design studio, is taking old umbrellas of any kind, size, or shape and turns them into high-end fashionable clothing and accessories.Eye Glasses
According to the World Health Organization, 284 million people worldwide suffer from poor vision simply because they do not have access to or cannot afford care. In some countries, a pair of eyewear costs more than a month?s salary. Organizations like One Sight are working to solve these issues.Batteries
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that consumers buy approximately 3 billion batteries each year. Batteries that are not recycled and end up in landfills can leak toxic materials into the environment.Bar Soap
The Global Soap Project recovers and recycles leftover bars of soap from and facilitates a process by which it is sanitized, melted and remolded into new bars, and then distributed to refugee camps in Africa.