According to act 2-GreenSmart, “In the United States alone, 230 bottles per person go to the landfill per year. That’s enough crushed bottles to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium in California every two weeks.”
I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to try their Shoulder Pouch and Tote.
The first thing I noticed when I received my package from act2 was the package itself. My bags came folded in a small mailer and not a box! What a very eco-friendly way to ship.
When I removed my bags from the mailer, the fist thought I had was, “Wow. These are really sturdy and really nice looking.”
As much as I love to buy “green” products I am not always impressed with their look. That was not the case with these bags.
All the bags were pleasing to look at, well made, had lots of compartments, felt durable, and had very sturdy zippers (this is one of the features that I really like).
I gave the Tote to my friend to try out (I will post that review at a later date) while I tried the shoulder pouch. (Dimensions: 7” x 5.5” x 1.5”. Made from 10 16 oz plastic water bottles)
I live in an area where it rains, a lot. This pouch is perfect for that type of weather. I don’t have to worry about the rain ruining it (like I do with my current purse). Even though it looks small this pouch has plenty of room for all the day to day items that I "need".
The adjustable strip enabled me to set the pouch at a comfortable hanging level (another feature that I really like). I also really like the blue color and the feel of the fabric.
Before I received the bags I thought that the price was a little steep but once I saw the bags and felt how sturdy and well made they were I changed my mind.
These bags are well worth the price! (Both monetarily and environmentally!)
(For an even greater value, you can receive a 20% off discount on any purchase when you use the code: overcoffee.)
In addition to the 2 great bags I got to try out, act2 was kind enough to send me a 3rd bag to giveaway to my readers!
Here is your chance to try an act 2-GreenSmart product for yourself.
Shoulder Bag: Dimension: 9.5” x 8” x 2.5”. Uses 10 bottles saving the equivalent of 77 laptop hours. Retails for $44.99.
Here are the giveaway rules:
1. Click over to the act2 website and learn more about their products, how they are made, and how the company got started.
2. Come back here and leave a comment about what you learned (if your profile does not include an e-mail address then please leave me that too or e-mail it to me at email@example.com)
3. Only 1 entry per person please.
4. Check back on Wed the 26th (in the evening) to find out if you won.
Easy Peasy. Good Luck!