Frisbees are the perfect summer accessory: They’re light, relatively easy to tote around, and don’t require months of starvation to fit into. And they work in virtually any setting, from the park to the beach — even the highly frowned-upon (yet oh so tempting) living room toss-fest.

So how could anyone possibly improve upon the Frisbee, you ask? By making it from recycled materials, of course. The Reflyer from Discovering the World contains 60 percent recycled polyethylene, resulting in a heathery-hypercolor appearance that’s awesome in an '80s kind of way. The cost for such coolness: only $4.

Story by Jessica Tzerman. This article originally appeared in Plenty in July 2008. This story was added to


Copyright Environ Press 2008

The frisbee is made even better
The Reflyer contains 60 percent recycled polyethylene.