I am very sure that this topic has been covered before. Or am I asking a very silly question???? When I brought my bike six months ago, a friend (ex-rider) gave me his helmet. I kindly said that the helmet didn't really fit my head. I got myself a new helmet anyway. I forgot about this helmet until last Sunday when I found it at the bottom of my wardrobe. It had a manufacture date of Aug/1998. (I won't let anyone wear this helmet.) Rather than just throwing it out in the tip, is there anyone who recycles old helmets into something (not "recondition" helmets if there is such a thing). (Or Similar to how we recycle/safely dispose of mobile phone batteries). Do old helmets get stripped down and have a 2nd life as some other component (eg old newspapers become toilet paper). Will this old helmet become nothing more than just landfill? PS: Where is the thread for repairing/recycling old leather jackets. My friend also gave me a leather jacket?