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Look what I found… this is titillating.
Why is this so exciting to me? You see some silly old juice pouches. I see a fabulous way to reuse something that has thus far escaped recycling and resides for hundreds of years in the landfill.
What is it? It’s a pencil pouch. You know, the cute little thing your child fills with pencils, erasers, sharpener and stuff into their desk or locker. And just how many of these do you think will be in your child’s school? Probably not as many as I would like to see! It feels relatively durable, after all, those foil pouches are pretty hardy. This pouch CAN BE YOURS. Read on. (If you don’t win, Terracycle has made these and they are available at most Target stores in the school supply section.)
Now, there are some pencils. 🙂 The blue ones are made from RECYCLED DENIM. I’m so excited I almost wet myself. The white ones are from RECYCLED NEWSPAPER. Can you believe it??? (If you don’t win, these pencils along with some biodegradable pens are made by SRX Green and available at Target with the school supplies.)
My Children will be using O.P.P (Other People’s Paper), shouldn’t yours? Look how cute the 100% recycled paper notebook and folder are? Just adorable. Not to mention what a great way to make our youngsters remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (The Three R’s as my 8 year daughter informed me this afternoon, as in, “Duh, Mom… don’t you know that?”.) Now, I’m not 100% happy with these for a simple reason, we all know that recycled paper is, well, brownish. This is very white. So, it has been bleached. Then, I don’t know that #2 lead would show up very well on brownish paper, or that Teachers would allow it in school. But still. Instead of the folder actually being brownish… like a paper bag, it is screen printed (or whatever method they use) to get that look. Not quite as cool. (Once again, for those who aren’t lucky enough to win this fabulous package, these are also available at Target in the school supplies section. Also available are a 3-ring binder and composition books… I haven’t yet found recycled notebook paper, but I’m betting its out there.)
This entire “Recycled Back to School” Package can be yours FREE. Just comment to win. The winner will be selected on August 1, 2008 and posted here! Be sure to check back to claim your prize. I will draw one winner and two runner-ups, if the first winner doesn’t claim the package within 3 days of contest end, prize will go to the first runner-up who will then have 3 days to claim before package forfeits to second runner up. Open to residents of the United States and Canada only, I am unable to ship overseas. However, I will ship to our military with an APO (Because you guys ROCK).
Today’s Green Tip- Buy recycled school supplies whenever possible. Just think about how many trees lose their lives to make pencils and papers for our children. (Or for those who have seen Wall-E, consider how long those supplies take to biodegrade!)