Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Paper Paper Clips

Everyone has to use paper clips at some point to secure papers together, so why not use an eco-friendly variety? These cool paper paper clips are made from 100% sustainable wood pulp and they are recyclable. They are even made with non-toxic colorfast dye that will not bleed.

These paper clips are really sturdy and each one holds up to 20 sheets of paper. That's a lot of paper! They will last a long time, but when they do wear out their welcome, you can put them through your paper shredder. How cool is that? Every student needs paper clips, so get these for the students in your life at www.vat19.com.
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Glass Straw

I have a friend that carries a bag of plastic straws with her so that no matter where she is, she has a fresh straw with which to sip her beverage. Do you see a problem with that? A single use plastic item is a waste of resources and a waste of space. The solution? A glass straw!

The people at Glass Dharma are glass blowers by trade. They wanted to help out the environment and the glass straw was born. The biggest advantage of a glass straw is that you can re-use it again and again. The straws are made from the same type of material that Pyrex is made from, so you know they are strong and durable. With a lifetime guarantee against breakage (they'll replace them for free), what's not to love about a glass straw?

Using a glass straw also ensures that toxins don't leach into your drink. That's a big problem with plastic straws and probably one that you never even thought of. These straws can go into the microwave and the dishwasher, but never in the landfill - yeah! Made in the good old U.S.A., these straws are the perfect gift for the straw lover in your life, so head on over to http://www.madeincalifornia.net/ to get some today.

PolyFlax Cutting Board

Dad is the cutting board king, so I have to get a couple of these for him. He will be so surprised when they show up under the Christmas tree because he will never guess where Santa bought them.

These boards are made from a combination of 100% recycled food grade plastic and flax husk. Made in the U.S.A., these boards are durable and great looking. You can even throw them in the dishwasher when you have finished chopping all those veggies.

You are never going to guess the best thing about these boards. Go ahead. See if you can figure it out before you continue reading.

What do you typically do with a cutting board when it is past it's shelf life? Toss it in the garbage, where it ends up in a landfill next to millions of other cutting boards. Yikes! Not so with this guy. These boards are part of Architec's Eco Smart Take-Back Program. Simply call the toll free number, request a freight pre-paid shipping label, and send it back for further recycling. I love it! This is a must have for everyone, whether you are just starting your green lifestyle or you've been living green for years. Check these great boards out at http://www.theafternoon.com/.

6 comments:

Pearl said...

Ok, Stubby, mom totally needs that cutting board! She goes through those things pretty quick (I happen to think it's because she is dangerous behind the knife, but no one asked me)... this way, she could at least recycle the poor abused board!

Great finds, as usual!!

xoxo Pearly Poo

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! Your momma sounds like my dad. He is always sharpening the knives and then cutting them on the boards. He is going to love this new board just as much as I will.

Stubby xoxo

dw said...

I love those paper clips! So colorful! I also wanted to share something from today's paper: Barney's will take your old denim and recycle it. In exchange you get a 20% discount on any new denim merchandise. Even without the discount, if you've got some old jeans that are worn and ready to leave your fair abode, this is a good way to dispose of them. This goes through the end of the month. Barneys.com lists their locations. :)

Stubby said...

Hi dw! Thanks for the info about the jeans. I'm so glad to see the high end retailers getting in on recycling and to partner with 1% for the planet is even better.

Stubby xoxo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh my goodness! those are all fabulous! how did i miss four days of your posts? i am getting caught up but i wanted to say hi and thank you!

i am so ordering one of those cutting boards!

:) m

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa Emmitt! Dad doesn't know that he's getting those cutting boards for Christmas and boy will he be surprised. He is very hard to buy for but he loves any kind of kitchen gadget.

Stubby xoxo