I have written here many times about how Etsy is a great place to help you go green. In honor of Earth Day I am giving away a $25 gift card to Etsy to help you go green. There are thousands of Etsy shop owners that upcycle waste that would otherwise be in a landfill, create products that help you reduce the amount of waste you create, and help you live an eco-friendly life. Here are some things you could purchase with the gift card that would help reduce your impact on the planet.
According to research Americans use about 12 plastic bags per trip to the grocery store. This equals about 100 billion bags per year in the US alone. Only about 2% gets recycled (maybe more, I could not find statistics from the last two years). Many of these plastic bags fly through the air an into garbage patches in Pacific (estimated to be the size of Texas) and more recently a large garbage patch in the Great Lakes. Urban Prey has a great set of cotton grocery bags that have fun images with cool saying $24 for two bags. I love these bags, I think people would really notice them and stop to read them. (picture 4) [Read more...]