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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Recycled Inner Tube Bags ~ Thursday Thinking Green


We have all read about how toxic tires are for the environment. Here's a suggestion just in time for back to school shopping. An ingenious use of Recycled inner tube tires were designed for Global Exchange. The Design team created handbags and accessories which are currently being made by an El Salvadorian group that provides employment for their community, fair living wages, training and job security. They have collected inner-tubes that have accumulated and would otherwise be thrown into landfills and pollute the Earth. Click on the bag above and check out the Global Exchange website for a variety of recycled bags. By buying recycled goods you are perpetuating the cycle of recycling - always a great idea!

4 comments:

Mildred said...

What a grand idea - I learned something new today! Thanks and enjoy your day.

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

What a cool idea...who would have thought about using tires for bags, makes perfect sense since they are pretty strong. Thanks for sharing that bit of info.

ramblingwoods said...

Hello Denise...This is a wonderful idea and I had never heard of this before. I am going to add it to the Think Green website. Thank you so much for participating in Think Green Thursday.... Michelle

bobbie said...

A great idea! I'm so glad someone out there is really thinking - and acting!