Posts Tagged ‘repurpose’

Wrapping and Reusing

Monday, November 30th, 2009

As the holiday craziness sets in, there is no reason why we have to continue to add to the growing pile of shredded printed paper and crumpled ribbons and bows. Sometimes it takes a little extra time, a little creativity and an open mind. If you are looking for a few ideas on how to wrap your gifts in a green and reusable way, you are just in luck- we always have ideas don’t we?!

Create a reusable collection that you can use next year (and the next).

Start using reusable gift bags. They might cost more the first year, but just think of how great it would be to never have to buy wrapping paper again? On top of that, you never need scissors, tape or the knowledge and savvy it takes to tie those crazy curling ribbons. One company specializing in these reusable bags,, offers whimsical prints that are chosen with re-purposing in mind. The Christmas prints can also be used for Valentines Day and the birthday bags are gender neutral and festive. The bags are fitted with a grosgrain ribbon for tying- these bags are pretty and practical.


Now THAT’S a good use for those wine corks….

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

The majority of the 13 billion wine corks sold into the market each year wind up as waste, filling our landfills with yet another thing that we can reuse. Amorim, of Portugal is the world’s largest producer of natural cork. They are working to help keep it from being wasted by sponsoring the American arm of the organization called ReCork America.

SOLE, a Canadian company that the manufactures premium footbeds, socks and sandals, announced its partnership with ReCORK America just recently. Their goal is to divert cork from these landfills and re-purpose them into the soles of their newest shoes. With the help of ReCORK, SOLE is collecting corks from companies such as American Airlines, The Wine Tasting Network, Whole Foods Markets in Northern California and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, to name a few. The 2010 footwear line is still in the works but is making great strides. “They provided us with thousands of used corks and we did the [research and design] necessary to successfully develop a cork blend that enhances the material properties of our products. This is the kind of sustainable effort that benefits everyone.” states Mike Baker, president of SOLE.

Be on the lookout for SOLE retailers near you that supply the re-purposed cork foot beds in 2010! голова болит секс голова болит секс

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