We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow the earth from our
-Native American Proverb
We have been treating the Earth like we don't live on it.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


"Bring your own bag" or "bring your own bottle", it doesn't matter. I have been bringing my own bags to shop for a while now but I just received my Sigg drink bottles that are 100% reusable and 100% recyclable. I am so excited to have them. No more plastic bottles!! And the Sigg bottles keep my drink cold longer. You can see the kids have their own also.

On a sad note, when I received my shipment the bottles were wrapped in PLASTIC BUBBLE WRAP! The site I purchased the items from is an advocate for ridding our world of plastic bags. Now tell me that I can at least recycle the bubble wrap! I don't know. I expect a site that is earth friendly to pack there items in recycled paper, not plastic.

I have emailed the company and hopefully they can redeem themselves to me. At this time I will wait to see if I hear from them to reveal the name of the site. But I can say they really disappointed me, I may not shop there again.



Green & Clean Mom said...

Now that's a bummer! Office Max has a new line of eco wrap and mailing supplies but it's a lot of money. Maybe they are using recycled bubble wrap?

Robin Shreeves said...

Yes, the packaging sent with eco-friendly items always cracks me up. I was sent some products to review on my blog, and the amount of packaging that came with just the written promotional materials was unreal.

The best way to recycle plastic bubble wrap is to reuse it. If you don't think you'll have a need for it, put it up on your local freecycle.

People who sell on sites like ebay are always looking for free shipping/packing materials.

Allison said...

Thanks. The plastic monster from shipping things to me will just have to grow and I will use it at Christmas.