WIN A FREE HIP & STYLISH MESSENGER BAG BELOW!!! (Keep reading for details)
Ever wonder what happens to all that material on a billboard every time the advertisement changes?
Well, Terracycle…the upcycling pioneer…did too. And, you know what they found?
3 million billboards end up in a landfill every year…that’s 10,000 tons of vinyl!!! Of course, when Terracycle decides to sink their teeth into something, it doesn’t merely stop at finding answers; it becomes obsessed with finding solutions. And a solution it did find! Say hello to the first billboard messenger bag. An ingenious example of garbage gone gadget.
$35 at http://www.terracycle.net/
The best part? Terracycle is GIVING AWAY one FREE billboard YakPak messenger bag to a lucky Green Girls winner!
To enter the giveaway:
1. Visit http://www.terracycle.net/ and pick out your favorite product
2. Post a comment on this Green Girls article about your favorite product and why.
– Don’t forget to provide a correct email address –
3. The best answer wins and will be announced on the blog…and the winner will receive a direct email on how to collect their prize.
This durable backpack, made by YakPak and Terracycle is built to last, making it a great gift idea for the holiday season. Each backpack is constructed using a different cut of billboard, which means that whether you’re enjoying the bag for yourself or giving it away as a gift, it will be totally one-of-a-kind.
The bag is very affordable, at only $35, and is manufactured at a hydroelectric powered facility in El Salvador, where workers are paid fair living wages and provided safe working conditions. In addition to the backback, the billboard line of products also includes shoulder bags, messenger bags, laptop cases and totes; ranging from $4.99 and up. “The distribution and brand awareness of Yak Pak and TerraCycle will enable our two companies to substantially reduce the amount of billboard vinyl going to landfill” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle’s CEO and Founder.
Terracycle is a forward-thinking organization that takes post-consumer goods and “upcycles” or gives them new life by developing practical products from their materials. As a result of their work, the entire population benefits from smaller landfills and more useful, affordable goods.
About the Author
Katherine DalPra is owner/designer of Green Diva, a sustainable jewelry boutique.