I read a lot of magazines. The pile of magazines that builds up on my night stand is much like the leaning tower of Pisa! Sure I recycle them, but what Ecoist does with magazines is pretty unique and fascinating . They turn pre-consumer waste; magazines, newspapers, candy wrappers, soda packaging and even outdated New York City maps into Beautiful, One-of-a-Kind Handbags!
They collect these materials from factories that discard them due to misprints and overages, instead of having them end up in landfills! In the last 4 years, they have saved more than 15 million candy wrappers from going to landfills, pretty impressive! Taking these materials and repurposing them into a product of higher quality is what they call “Upcycling” , and some of their Upcycling Partners include The Coca-Cola Company, Disney, Mars, Frito Lay, Luna Bar, and AVEDA.
Oh and I should probably mention that for every bag bought Ecoist plants a tree! They work with Trees for the Future and have planted 97,321 trees around the world including India, Uganda, Haiti, Mexico, and the United States. I am in awe of how much one company is doing for our planet. If I understand this correctly, by purchasing an Ecoist Bag I can Support “Upcycling”, Help Eliminate Waste and Preserve the Enviornment by Planting a Tree. I guess there is only one thing left to do, decide which bag to buy!
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My 3 Favorites
The Skinny Envelope Oversized Clutch – Coke Classic
Baquette Size Clutch – M & M’s Candy
Ecoist is GIVING AWAY the Olive Seeds Bag above!
So please enter my Ecoist Giveaway below!
How to WIN
1. Tell me how you are Living an Eco-Friendly Life
2. Re-tweet my Ecoist Giveaway
This Could be YOU!
Contest ends January 19th 2010, midnight pacific standard time THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED!!
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