Total Basset Case: #TurnItGreen

Jan 15, 2014


*Thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today's discussion — but my excitement about recycling is all my own. 

I love recycling.
To the point it's obnoxious.
I may or may not have diet coke cans in my car just waiting to be recycled instead of just throwing them away.
Each week at our house, we easily have more recycling than trash when the trash man rounds our corner.
I love this beautiful Earth of ours and if we can do such an easy thing as recycle to keep it around a little longer, I am 100% on board!

So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about REPREVE beanies that take 6 recycled bottles and make one hat. 
How cool is that?!  
A tangible item that keeps your head warm directly from items you recycle.
Talk about making my heart pitter patter with joy.
Fashion + recycling = yes yes and more yes in my world.
And Floyd's.
It's hard work keeping those ears warm.

There are a whole host of other items that are made from recycled items as well.
North Face Denali jackets, Patagonia and Lauren Conrad's XO collection, to name a few.

REPREVE is a recycled fiber that helps turn plastic bottles you recycle into cool stuff you can wear and use every day. Now there’s no excuse not to recycle!

Take it from Floyd!

If you do anything today, recycle something ;)


Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

I am a huge recycler too! I keep water bottles to throw out and have guilted my friends into recycling more ha. Whatever works :-P

The first time I wore recycled bottle clothing, I was surprised how soft it was. Radiohead had it's concert t-shirts made out of recycled bottles (at least one year).

Love the beanie on Floyd!

Big Apple, Little Bites

Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

I love to recycle but our problem is the actual recycling part being getting it to the curb or recycle center. We have 2 bags of plastic in the basement just waiting to go and a bag of cans. I really need to get on the ball with that part of it. This is so cool though I never would have thought they could do that with water bottles!

Kait said...

It would appear that Floyd is a master recycler--good job!

Unknown said...

One of my favorite recycling examples comes from one of my passions: reading! Our Friends of the Library in my small town recycles used magazines and sells them for $ .25 each. Last year we earned over $1,500 to use for children's books and reading programs for the library. This was all from magazines which most people would have thrown away anyway! It's an awesome and easy program to set up and maintain, also.