Recycling is important to our family because we believe in doing our part to help save the planet for a better future. Not only for our children, but our children’s children, and so on. It has become second nature for B to recycle just as it is to throw something away. He knows what goes in the garbage can and what goes in the recycle bin. We are lucky because our neighborhood has a great recycling program. They will recycle #1 and #2 plastic, paper, glass, aluminum, and cardboard. All we have to do is put it out in the recycle bin once a week and they take it away.
Since we are art teachers and love to create art with our son, we also have also taught him how to use materials you would throw away into unique creations. Many companies have also figured out ways to think outside of the box when it comes to recycling. One such company is REPREVE. REPREVE is a recycled fiber that helps turn plastic bottles you recycle into cool stuff you can wear and use every day. In fact, the REPREVE green beanie that B and Miss B are wearing below was made from 6 recycled plastic bottles.
Many brands you love use REPREVE to make their products greener:
• Volcom graphic t-shirts are made with REPREVE, using 2 recycled plastic bottles.
• One Patgonia fleece jacket with REPREVE has 40 recycled plastic bottles
• Life Khaki by Haggar uses REPREVE to put 7 recycled plastic bottles in every pair of pants; so wear what you believe.
Other products that use REPREVE: The North Face, Polartec, Beija-Flor, Lauren Conrad’s XO(eco) by Blue Avocado, Swiftwick socks, and more.
The U.S. plastic bottle recycling rate is less than 30 percent—so less than one-third of all plastic bottles get recycled. Most people don’t think about what happens to plastic bottles after you recycle them. So REPREVE is on a mission to get the word out: Just recycle more. And buy REPREVE products.
Want to learn 5 ways you can teach your kids to be green? B explains how!
5 Ways Kids Can Be Green
Share ways that you are green for a chance to win $5,000!
To celebrate the X Games, REPREVE invites participants to share how they “turn it green”, or how they live a more sustainable life by recycling or reusing materials, by sharing an image or video on Twitter, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #TurnItGreen and tag @REPREVE.
Once you share the image or video with the hashtag, your entry will be judged on creativity, extent of turning it green, and brand relevance. There will be 4 entries selected as finalists, where they will be voted on by visitors to Repreve[dot]com.The image or video with the most votes will win a $5,000 cash prize. The other 3 finalists will receive a REPREVE Jacket and a Go-Pro camera (retail valued at over $500).
#TurnItGreen Contest Details:
- Submit entries from 1/17 – 2/2
- Voting will take place: 2/3 – 2/7
- The winner will be announced: 2/10
Grand Prize: $5,000 cash
What do you do to turn it green?
Thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s discussion — but my excitement for recycling is all my own.
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