Sally’s Recycling Corner – Pedals for Progress

by Sally Cummings

Pedals for Progress, which won a Bicycling Magazine’s Environmental Award in 1998, works to “rescue bicycles destined for overburdened U.S. landfills and ship them to developing countries where they are sorely needed and highly valued. PfP bikes are put to work not only as basic transportation, but are used as a supplement to school and community programs. The bikes are adapted for use as trash haulers, produce trucks, taxis, and farm machinery.” For more information on PfP, check out

Published in May/June 2011 Newsletter