All tagged Recycled Content

Parkland Design & Manufacturing

Parkland produces a large assortment of daypacks, bags, and accessories using polyester that is created from 100% recycled plastic water bottles. It takes about 12 plastic water bottles to make one Parkland backpack. Parkland utilizes regular factory audits for safety and social compliance and their shipping boxes, bags, and catalogs are made from recycled paper.

Felvarrom - Upcycled Products

Felvarrom collects thrown-out bicycle parts from individuals and bicycle stores and turns them into attractive belts, bags, coin purses, and wallets. Any scraps that can't be used are taken to the local recycling facility. All of Felvarrom's manufacturing and cleaning processes are eco-friendly. Located in Budapest Hungary, Felvarrom offers free worldwide delivery on every order with no hidden costs. You can return any product for a refund if not satisfied. Every year, Felvarrom keeps thousands of bicycle innertubes, tires, and metal parts out of the landfill.

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine offers a refreshing look at the biggest problems of our times by presenting them in terms of solutions. They strive to reframe the news in a way that empowers people to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities. As a non-profit organization supported by their readers, Yes! Magazine is not driven by advertising revenue. You can read YES! Magazine stories every day online and they also print a quarterly hard copy magazine that is printed on 100% post-consumer chlorine-free recycled paper.

New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers is an activist publisher focused on sustainable building, homesteading, climate change, environment, and renewable energy. New Society prints all of their books on 100% post-consumer recycled FSC-certified paper, using vegetable-based, low-VOC inks and they use recycled paper in their offices as well. New Society offsets their emissions to make their business operations carbon neutral. New Society Publishers sees itself as a solutions publisher, providing "good news" most of the time as well as a clear analysis of the major issues faced in creating a more just and equitable world.

Chelsea Green Publishing

Chelsea Green Publishing is a leading publisher of books on sustainable living, giving readers hands-on information related to organic farming, gardening, permaculture, ecology, the environment, simple living, food, sustainable business, and green building. Chelsea Green is an employee-owned independent publisher based in Vermont. Their purpose is to reverse the destruction of the natural world by challenging the beliefs and practices that are enabling this destruction and by providing inspirational and practical alternatives that promote sustainable living. They seek to reduce the ecological footprint of their publishing by printing on chlorine-free recycled paper, using soy-based inks whenever possible and using printers from North America to reduce the energy used in shipping. Chelsea Green includes an environmental impact statement in each book, identifying how may trees and how much wastewater, solid waste, and greenhouse gasses were conserved by using greener standards.

Busch Systems - Recycling Containers

Busch Systems manufactures a complete line of recycling bins, recycling containers, waste receptacles, and compost containers. They engineer their recycling containers to use minimal natural resources and to ship effectively, thereby reducing carbon emissions. All of the products produced by Busch Systems contain recycled content, are 100% recyclable, and are made in North America. Busch Systems has a core philosophy of "People, Planet, Product" that guides them in their environmental responsibility. They are willing to make decisions, such as recently installing living green walls, that don't necessarily benefit the financial bottom line.  They believe that by doing the right things, the right things come back. Every year Busch Systems sets sustainability goals for the company. Their recent goals have included switching to eco-friendly soaps, recycling more of their waste, switching all light bulbs to LED, switching to paperless accounting, reducing packaging by 15%, and reducing energy and water consumption by 5%. If you are looking for any type of recycling container for your home or office, Busch Systems offers a simple tool on their website to help you find the right product for your needs. Their products are available for purchase directly from the website.

Whiner and Diner - Dog Feeders and Beds

Whiner and Diner dog feeders and dog beds are hand-crafted out of reclaimed wooden wine crates from European and Californian vineyards. Each product is one-of-a-kind. They are made with great attention to detail and are made to last a long time. There are many different sizes and styles of boxes to choose from and you can request a hand-painted name or design on the wood. Whiner and Diner only uses non-toxic finishes as well.

Dolphin Blue - General Store

Dolphin Blue is a provider of a wide range of recycled, eco-friendly, and sustainable products that are made in the USA from the highest amount of post-consumer recycled content attainable. They specialize in products for your home, office, and pets. Products include recycled paper, office supplies, remanufactured ink cartridges, home & garden items, healthy snacks, body care products, pet supplies, calendars, cards, gifts, and toys. Dolphin Blue products contain a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled material whenever possible or, if not recycled, they are the most sustainably manufactured available and with a minimal carbon footprint. Dolphin Blue packages orders using only post-consumer recycled or reused materials. A portion of profits are donated to environmental non-profits and customers help direct those donations. Dolphin Blue products are available online and they ship to U.S. locations.

Baabaazuzu - Upcycled Clothing

Baabaazuzu produces men's and women's jackets, vests, hats, scarves, mittens, purses, bags, throws, and christmas stockings all handcrafted from 100% vintage materials that are reclaimed and transformed into a beautiful wearable. No two pieces of Baabaazuzu are ever alike. Upcycling is even more eco-conscious than recycling because the materials do not have to be remanufactured. Even the buttons, zippers and other embellishments found on the old clothing is removed and reused in the final designed products. Baabaazuzu switched to high-efficiency laundry machines designed to use less energy use and water. All the garments are washed with a local-made soap that is biodegradable and uses no bleach or phosphates. Baabaazuzu also reuses cardboard shipping boxes, uses sustainably-sourced office supplies, and recycles paper and other office waste. Located in northern Michigan, Baabaazuzu offers online sales.

Hipcycle - Upcycled Housewares

Hipcycle offers a large variety of upcycled housewares like home decor, floor mats, furniture, bird feeders, gift items, and jewelry. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products. It is even better than recycling because less processing takes place. The materials used to make the products featured on Hipcycle are not purchased from stores or manufacturers. Rather, everything is made from items that would otherwise have ended up in the trash. Their suppliers, who are mostly small businesses that specialize in making handcrafting upcycled products out of reclaimed items, scour their local dump for items to upcycle, removing garbage from the waste stream. Hipcycle offers only products that are attractive, durable, and competitive in price to mainstream products. Their website allows you to find items either by category or by the kind of trash they are made out of. 

Green Products and Gifts - Repurposed and Recycled Gifts

Green Products and Gifts offers a variety of gifts items that are made from reclaimed materials. Products include furniture, home decor, garden decor, pet decor, jewelry, and organic t-shirts. They are made from materials like silverware, nuts and bolts, glass bottles, wine barrels, snow skis, milk jugs, corks, and grapevines. All products are made in the USA. The purpose of starting Green Products and Gifts was to encourage purchasing products made with recycled materials to help complete the recycling loop. Located in Texas, they offer free shipping on all items to continental U.S. locations.

Preserve - Recycled Toothbrushes and Kitchenware

Preserve produces stylish, sustainable, and functional toothbrushes, razors, tableware, colanders, and food containers. Their food storage containers are BPA free, dishwasher safe, and very economically priced. All Preserve products are made from recycled materials and they are reusable and recyclable. Preserve makes use of the less frequently recycled #5 polypropylene plastics. Preserve makes it easy for customers to recycle #5 plastics by accepting them at over 250 locations in the U.S. and through their mail-back recycling program. Preserve products are also developed and manufactured without testing on animals. Located in Massachusetts, Preserve products are available online.

VivaTerra - Furniture and Home Decor

VivaTerra offers globally-inspired goods created with sustainability and integrity in mind. They support non-profit and fair trade organizations to ensure artisans see fair wages, healthy working conditions, and sustainable development for their communities. Viva Terra uses FSC-certified or reclaimed wood, recycled glass, vintage fabrics, or salvaged metal to produce many of their products. They produce products without chemicals and their fabrics use natural dyes. In addition to fair trade imports, VivaTerra strives to support local artisans. Their product line covers a wide range of household items including home decor, pillows, rugs, mirrors, vases, beds, sofas, chairs, tables, dinnerware, cookware, bedding, apparel, jewelry, planters, potted plants, and gifts.

Twin Oaks Community - Intentional Community and Hammock Maker

Twin Oaks Community is an intentional community in rural central Virginia made up of around 90 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, their way of life has reflected their values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology. Twin Oaks Community does not have a group religion or central leader. They govern themselves by a form of democracy with shared responsibilities. They are self-supporting economically, and partly self-sufficient. Each member works 42 hours a week in the community's business and domestic areas. Each member receives housing, food, healthcare, and personal spending money from the community. Twin Oaks Hammocks generates most of their outside income along with several new ventures. Less than half of their work goes into income-producing activities with the balance spent on milking cows, gardening, cooking, and childcare. Twin Oaks hammocks are hand-crafted by community members from a variety of fabrics including hemp and recycled polyester. They are very durable and Twin Oaks will repair damaged hammocks as well. They offer free shipping to the contiguous 48 US states. Twin Oaks Seed Farm grows open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seeds on six acres of certified organic land. They produce seeds for several small retail seed companies.

Daddy Van's - Beeswax Furniture Polish

Daddy Van's produces beeswax furniture polish from pure unrefined beeswax, natural emollients, and botanicals. Packaged in reusable, recycled steel tins, the polish is ideal for use on butcher-block countertops, wooden toys, and wooden furniture. They contain no petroleum byproducts, solvents, or artificial fragrances. Daddy Van's products are made in the USA and are certified cruelty-free. Located in North Carolina, the company offers online sales.

Nature's Crib - Household Goods

Nature's Crib is a family owned eco-friendly company that is committed to offering the best natural organic baby clothes, bedding, and other natural products for you & your home. Nature's Crib uses recycled materials whenever possible and will often reuse packaging materials. They only sell products that will greatly benefit both their customers and the environment. Nature's Crib offers sheets, blankets, pillows, mattresses, mattress covers, towels, rugs, shower curtains, sleepwear, table linens, toys, juicers, air purifiers, and natural cleaning products.

My Little Green Shop - For Parents and Children

My Little Green Shop is an e-boutique for eco-conscious families. They carry hundreds of environmentally sustainable products like organic blankets, baby bedding, baby slings, cotton diapers, organic clothing, non-toxic toys, tote bags, rainwear, organic body products, BPA-free food containers, recycled stationery, and natural pet remedies. Based in Vancouver, BC, My Little Green Shop ships anywhere in North America and to many other countries. My Little Green Shop's mission is to provide products that are safe and non-toxic and have as little impact on the environment as possible. Every item is carefully selected to be safe, non-toxic, and environmentally sustainable. They ask each supplier what is in each product and they check for harmful chemicals, finishes, and glues, as well as organic certifications and safety testing. 

Baby Wit - Baby Clothes

Baby Wit produces an eco-friendly line of infant and toddler clothing some of which is made form organic cotton. It is hand printed using non-toxic water based inks. Everything is cut, sewn and printed in Portland, OR by this woman-owned company that is committed to sustainable business practices. Baby Wit is committed to recycling, waste prevention, and buying recycled products. Their promotional material is printed on recycled paper using vegetable inks and they purchase electricity from renewable sources. Baby Wit products available online include baby clothes, toddler tees, and wondersuits.

BabyBearShop - Organic Skin Care

BabyBearShop offers organic baby soaps, creams, shampoo, oils, and lip balm for babies and those with sensitive skin. BabyBearShop's products are cruelty-free, never tested on animals, and packaged in recyclable containers. They have no parabens, phenoxyethanol, lactoperoxidase, citrus seed extract, or synthetic preservatives or additives. BabyBearShop plants one tree to offset carbon emissions for every order that is placed. The company is based in Pennsylvania and offers online shopping.

Ecoleeko - Baby Toys and Dolls

Ecoleeko baby products are completely free of plastic materials and very child-friendly. They produce handmade plush dolls, soft baby rattles, and bath buddy mittens all from hand dyed and printed organic cotton blends natural fillings like kapok fiber and buckwheat hulls. Every item is sewn with organic cotton thread. A lot of thought and work went into creating so many plastic-free baby products. Ecoleeko also uses 100% recycled paper for office, tags, gift wrap, and packaging. Their products are available for purchase online.