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Recycle Your Water Bottles On Your Laptop

| Thursday October 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment

laptop-sleeve.jpgThis is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.
From leather to leader is how Leed’s explains it on their website. How about from bottles to briefcases? That might be a better description for Leed’s line of 100% recycled promotional items made from water bottles and other recycled everyday items.
Leed’s Owl line of bags and other items made from recycled water bottles has added a new product to their list of made from 100% post-consumer recycled material (product label affirms this claim).
The new Recycled Owl Laptop Sleeve holds standard 15″ laptop, has a front pocket, carry handle and runs around $15.
This is one of a number of new items in the 100% Owl post-consumer recycled line released in the last few months making Leeds one of the most prolific manufacturers of promotional bags made from recycled bottles (see the full line here).
They also offer 54% post-consumer recycled products under the Owl brand name which cost a little less than the 100% items.


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  • JenBoynton

    You forgot the most important thing: these bags are totally cute! (I have the one in the picture).
    One interesting caveat that I’ve been trying to wrap my head around with these products made of re-purposed plastic bottles was raised in Cradle to Cradle. William McDonough argues that this isn’t an ideal material use because the plastic was never designed to be in such close quarters with human skin, especially in teeny tiny filaments. He argues that there are unknown health repercussions from having this stuff on your skin and breathing it in, and that the preferable cradle to cradle model would be to use materials that were safe for human use, and also biodegradable. (i.e. just do away with plastic bottles so we don’t have to deal with re-using them). Me, I think these bags are a pretty neat, albeit temporary, solution to our plastic problem.