Eco-Friendly #BacktoSchool with TerraCycle: Denim Bags #Review and #Giveaway CLOSED

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Posted by Dina N

TerraCycle takes recycling away from the curb and to the next level: upcycling. Their purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. Can you imagine a world where nothing is wasted, and everything is reused and useful, a full circle? We can only hope that our children see it a reality.

TerraCycle helps us get there by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. With more than 20 million people collecting waste in 14 countries, TerraCycle has used it to create over 1,500 different products. Fences, cleaners, fertilizer, plant food, bags, clocks, composters, and gardern pavers are just a few of these products. They are available at major retailers - fromWalmart to Whole Foods Market.

TerraCycle also makes back to school time more eco-friendly. Cookie wrapper backpacks and pencil cases, candy wrapper coolers, circuit board clipboards, portfolio folders, lunch boxes, notebooks... They also use denim scraps to make laptop and messenger bags.

I received the ultimate eco-friendly laptop bag. The TerraCycle Denim Laptop Case is made of pieces of scrap denim that otherwise would end up in a landfill. The laptop case is not made from old jeans. but from scraps - maybe True Religion jeans or Juicy Couture jeans or Seven Jeans... I love the look and feel of this  laptop bag. It has a padded compartment for my laptop, mesh side pockets for my water bottle, large zippered pockets for books, folders or notebooks. The bag even has an extendable shoulder strap and organizer pockets for pens and pencils, cell phone, business cards - in other words, everything you would expect from a stylish and functional laptop bag. It is now my preferred way to tote around my laptop.

TerraCycle has equally stylish denim laptop sleeves and messenger bags - and you can win one for back to school!

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a TerraCycle Denim Messenger Bag (ARV $40) and one will win a TerraCycle Denim Laptop Sleeve!

To enter, please comment below with another TerraCycle product you like.

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winners: #152 Heather! and #137 Anonymous!
      The deadline to enter is September 21, 2011, 11:59pm EST. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. Subject to this site's Official Rules.
      Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary item to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided for this post. Product description and pictures courtesy of the company or PR firm.

    181 comments:

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