Friday, January 25, 2008


We just got the coolest gift box at work and I have to share. Our promotional items company sends a new year gift instead of a holiday gift. Last year it was a make your own snowman kit, which I loved. This year the theme was "re:".
I opened the box to find this:
Inside was this guy:
Which was full of this stuff:
We've got --

re:fill - a water bottle that says Mr. Re wants you to take the refill not landfill pledge. 8 out of 10 plastic water bottles used in the United States become garbage or end up in a landfill. Making these bottles requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually. That's enough to fuel 100,000 cars!

re:connect - a stapler replacement that says Mr. Re says if each of the approximate 3 million office workers in New York City used one less staple per day for a year, over 40 tons of steel would be saved. That's nearly the amount used in the Empire State Building!

re:use - a 100% organic cotton bag that says Mr. Re says B.Y.O.B. (bring your own bag.) Over 380 million plastic bags are consumed in the U.S. every year. Many end up as litter and can damage the environment and endanger wildlife.

re:juvenate - an energy drink that says Recycle this Can! on the side.

re:charge - a battery operated universal cell phone charger kit.

re:action - a journal book that is printed on recycled paper. Some of the pages have environmental facts on them.

re:cuperate - a roll of? tums? I'm not sure. I will try to figure it out.

I can't help but think about how some of these ideas can be used in an Out of Town Bag. The DIY gears are turning...

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