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Make the effort to continue the product life cycle! These products are made from recycled materials and/or upcycled fabrics. Remember to use it, reuse it, and recycle it for use another day!

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  1. ANDROMEDA Tote Bag

    ANDROMEDA Recycled Billboard Tote Bag

    The Andromeda is an all-purpose tote fashioned for women from upcycled banners. It has a large inside compartment with an organizer pocket for smaller items. The sturdy straps rest comfortably on your shoulder or by hand. It can also be mounted with ease on your rear bike rack as a pannier for your quick trips around town. The bottom of the bag even has a reflective accent to keep you safe at night while walking or riding. Simple and functional for your everyday needs. Wondering what color your bag will be? Our upcycled billboard colors and prints will vary, so photos of bags may not reflect the actual color that you'll receive in the mail. Learn More
    $59.95
  2. CARBON COOLER Insulated Pannier

    CARBON COOLER Recycled Billboard Insulated Pannier

    The Carbon Cooler is far more than a typical pannier. It is insulated to keep your food and beverages hot or cold. With a built-in cutting board and elastic pocket, this pannier can hold a 12-pack, your favorite food, utensils, and a blanket for the ride to the park. Featuring an adjustable strap that doubles as a handle, this pannier acts as a picnic basket, grocery bag, and storage compartment in one brightly-wrapped package. Wherever your adventure takes you, the Carbon Cooler is sure to make your cycling trek even more enjoyable. Note: Photos of the bags may not reflect the actual color that you'll receive in the mail. Each one is made with upcycled banners, so colors and prints will vary. Learn More
    $99.95
  3. DOUBLE DUTCH Dual Pannier

    DOUBLE DUTCH Recycled Billboard Dual Pannier

    The Double Dutch Dual Pannier is built on the proven pannier design found in Holland and regarded as the most popular and successful bike rack bag design available. Of course we have given it an upcycled twist by making it out of cool repurposed materials. With easy over the rack mounting and simple cinch straps, it easily mounts to any bicycle with a rear bike rack. It can also be carried as a briefcase when off the bike. Made in Colorado USA from upcycled repurposed heavy duty vinyl banners and other durable materials. It is water resistant and made to last. Learn More
    $119.95
  4. Clipboard in use

    100% Recycled Plastic Clip Board

    These versatile super fun USA made multi-colored recycled clip boards are stylish and eco-friendly! Great for back to school or making a statement in the board room. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, these clip boards will help you get organized while helping reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our landfills. Size: 9 in. x 12 in. - with a sturdy euro-type clip. Available in a variety of colors and patterns. Please note, due the the recycled material, color and patterns may be slightly different than sample swatch. No two clipboards are exactly alike! Learn More
    $25.00
  5. Recycled Plastic Vermi-Composter

    Recycled Plastic Vermi-Composter

    Compost effortlessly at home with a recycled plastic worm composter! Learn More
    $54.00
  6. Soil Saver

    Soil Saver Composter

    Made of at least 35% recycled content, this easy to use and easy to assemble compost bin is a great way to convert common yard and food waste into an effective fertilizer. Learn More
    $99.00
  7. Recycled Plastic Spin Bin Composter

    Recycled Plastic Spin Bin Composter

    This spinning composter is made in the USA from recycled plastic and is a great choice for any space. The spinning action accelerates the composting process, plus its fun to use! Learn More
    $139.00
  8. Recycled Plastic Yard Composter Carrier Combo

    Recycled Plastic Yard Composter

    Made of at least 35% recycled content, this easy to use and easy to assemble compost bin is a great way to convert common yard and food waste into an effective fertilizer. Learn More

    From: $99.00

  9. The Worm Factory Composter

    The Worm Factory Composter

    The Worm Factory three-tiered composter is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Get the refill kits here! Learn More

    From: $89.95

  10. The Worm Factory 360 Composter

    The Worm Factory 360 Composter

    Next generation 4 tray vermicomposting system with new thermo-siphon design. Available in black, green, and terracotta. Great for indoor or outdoor use! Purchase the refill kit here. Learn More

    From: $119.95

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What’s So Great About Recycled and Upcycled Products?

If you are not convinced that recycling and reusing are beneficial all you have to do is look at some numbers. Worldwatch Institute and The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report that one ton of recycled paper saves 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 4000 kilowatts of energy, 3 cubic yards of landfill and 17 trees. Then there’s the case of reusable opportunities. 700 paper bags can be made from 1 fifteen year old tree. Large supermarkets use upwards of 700 paper bags per day. Do the math and get yourself a few 100% recycled reusable shopping bags to lead the tree saving crusade. There is also economic growth according to the U.S. Recycling Economic Information Study (REI). It reports that the recycling and reuse industry is made up of approximately 56,000 organizations that employ 1.1 million people resulting in a $37 billion dollar payroll raking in over $236 billion in gross annual profits. People work, people buy recyclable reusable products and business profits, it is a win-win for society and the environment.

What is the Outlook for Future Recyclable Products?

Hitting anyone in the pocketbook or on the election front makes for listening ears. When more people shop where sustainability thrives, businesses and politicians take notice. The future of recyclable products includes more cities following San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco’s mandatory recycling laws; New York States Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Act; and in the European Union, how countries must collect 4 kilos of e-waste per citizen and process 85% of electronic waste by 2016.

It is these corporate and governmental efforts that will directly or inadvertently perpetuate the future of recyclable change beside each individual citizen doing their personal best. 

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