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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Life without Plastic Freezycup™ Ice Pop Molds Review & Giveaway!!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

 

Back in 2009 I dis­cov­ered a phe­nom­e­nal com­pany called Life with­out Plas­tic when I had the oppor­tu­nity of doing a review and give­away with them. They sent me a Stain­less Steel Air­tight Water­tight Food Stor­age Con­tainer as well as a Stain­less Steel Hot Meal Con­tainer to test out, and these 2 prod­ucts are still used at my house to this day! These prod­ucts rock, period!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know too much plas­tic ruins the earth. And plas­tics con­tain­ing BPA ruin our health. BPA is short for bisphe­nol A, and stud­ies have shown that it can cause can­cer and other med­ical ill­nesses in ani­mals. Well, some com­pa­nies are pio­neer­ing the move to BPA-free prod­ucts, to keep us humans safe.

We’ve seen ref­er­ence to the dan­gers plas­tic poses to marine life and wildlife, garbage that we humans directly and indi­rectly deposit in the oceans or on the earth, but how clearly have we received the mes­sage? Not clearly enough it seems!

Once ani­mals, marine life or wildlife ingest plas­tic, thou­sands of spines lin­ing the throat and esoph­a­gus make it nearly impos­si­ble to regur­gi­tate. The plas­tic can lead to par­tial or even com­plete obstruc­tion of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract, result­ing in decreased diges­tive effi­ciency, ener­getic and repro­duc­tive costs and, for some, starvation.

Plas­tics inges­tion doesn’t always cause death, but there are clearly health risks! The frus­trat­ing, yet hope­ful aspect is that humans can eas­ily begin address­ing the solu­tion, with­out major lifestyle changes. It’s as sim­ple as reduc­ing pack­ag­ing and mov­ing towards alter­na­tive, biodegrad­able mate­ri­als and recycling.

And this is why I am cer­tainly grate­ful for “Life With­out Plas­tic”!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About this won­der­ful com­pany, a blurb from their web­site:

 

Who We Are: Activists for a Plas­tic Free Planet

“We launched Life With­out Plas­tic (“LWP”) in 2006 after sev­eral years of day­dream­ing about how to make a con­tri­bu­tion to reduc­ing the large quan­ti­ties of plas­tic that are con­sumed every sec­ond of every day around the world.  We played with ideas for rais­ing aware­ness about the issue. We wanted to address the envi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ter that the con­sump­tion of plas­tic is caus­ing, and the dam­age that leach­ing plas­tic can cause to human and ani­mal health.  We quickly real­ized that before we could effec­tively help peo­ple reduce their plas­tic con­sump­tion, we had to be able to point them toward non-plastic alter­na­tives that could replace the plas­tic items cur­rently used in day-to-day life.  When Life With­out Plas­tic was cre­ated, very few alter­na­tives existed in the North Amer­i­can mar­ket, espe­cially for food and drink con­tain­ers.  Our son was born in 2003, and he was the cat­a­lyst. He made us look more actively for alter­na­tives in North Amer­ica and in other coun­tries around the world.  This is how Sanc­tus Mundo, our unique prod­uct brand, came into existence.

Fast for­ward three years to 2009 and here we are.  There are now many more alter­na­tives to plas­tic prod­ucts avail­able thanks, for exam­ple, to the tremen­dous media atten­tion on bisphe­nol A over the past two years.  Yet one thing we are notic­ing is that the qual­ity of these alter­na­tives varies sig­nif­i­cantly.  There are some won­der­ful new prod­ucts cre­ated with a real con­cern for qual­ity, health, the envi­ron­ment, and work­ers con­di­tions. But there are other prod­ucts out there that are unsafe.  For exam­ple, not all stain­less steel is cre­ated equal, and as with many things, price is often an indi­ca­tor of quality.

As we con­tinue to ful­fill our goal of mak­ing avail­able more and more high qual­ity alter­na­tives to plas­tic prod­ucts, we are now able to begin focus­ing increased atten­tion on an equally impor­tant ele­ment of our mis­sion:  rais­ing aware­ness about plas­tics issues by pro­vid­ing solid sci­ence– and experience-based infor­ma­tion and show­ing peo­ple, one per­son at a time, the beauty and sim­plic­ity of a life with­out plastic.”

 

 

 

 

 

This great com­pany car­ries all sorts of alter­na­tives to plas­tic, mak­ing the envi­ron­ment such a bet­ter place.

They sell all kind of sweet prod­ucts, including:

 

Bags

Child and Baby Products

Food Stor­age

Non-Plastic Toys

Table­ware

Water Stor­age

 

 

 

 

 

This time around they sent me some fan­tas­tic Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds to try out and as per usual, Life with­out Plas­tic did not disappoint!!

Sum­mer at the Diotte house­hold means refresh­ing pop­si­cle time. We eat pop­si­cles all through­out the day and the evening. We devour them when we’re blaz­ing from the hot sum­mer sun, like we have been for most of this sum­mer. We chow on pop­si­cles at any old time because they are refresh­ing, fun, and when they’re not loaded with sugar and arti­fi­cial food colour­ing like the ones you might buy in the store, they’re very healthy and also an eco-friendly sooth­ing snack for peo­ple both young and old!

These Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds are made of stain­less steel and come with three reusable bam­boo sticks and two sil­i­cone gas­kets each.

Pop­si­cles are one of the eas­i­est make-it-yourself treats both because they’re quick (not count­ing freez­ing time), and because they use up fruit that might be too ripe to eat but very easy to puree. All you need to make pop­si­cles is:

 

* Life with­out Plas­tic Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds

* a mix­ture of what­ever tin­kles your fancy, (what­ever you would like to eat in your popsicle)

* a blender of some sort to puree the ingre­di­ents so you can pour them into your Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds; and

* a fun­nel so you can eas­ily pour the puree into these awe­some Ice Pop Molds.

 

 

 

 

 

These are the best Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds by far that we have ever tried! No more shop­ping for super­mar­ket pop­si­cles now thanks to these molds from Life with­out Plas­tic! They rock!!!!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win 2 indi­vid­ual Freezy­cup™ Ice Pop Molds! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

 

 

 

Such high qual­ity prod­ucts at extremely low prices!! I would rec­om­mend this com­pany to any­one, you just can­not go wrong with Life With­out Plas­tic!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Life Without Plastic Review & Giveaway!!*CLOSED*

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

We know too much plas­tic ruins the earth. And plas­tics con­tain­ing BPA ruin our health.
BPA is short for bisphe­nol A, and stud­ies have shown that it can cause can­cer and other med­ical ill­nesses in ani­mals.
Well, some com­pa­nies are pio­neer­ing the move to BPA-free prod­ucts, to keep us humans safe.

We’ve seen ref­er­ence to the dan­gers plas­tic poses to marine life and wildlife, garbage that we humans directly and indi­rectly deposit in the oceans or on the earth, but how clearly have we received the mes­sage? Not clearly enough it seems!

Once ani­mals, marine life or wildlife ingest plas­tic, thou­sands of spines lin­ing the throat and esoph­a­gus make it nearly impos­si­ble to regur­gi­tate. The plas­tic can lead to par­tial or even com­plete obstruc­tion of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract, result­ing in decreased diges­tive effi­ciency, ener­getic and repro­duc­tive costs and, for some, starvation.

Plas­tics inges­tion doesn’t always cause death, but there are clearly health risks!
The frus­trat­ing, yet hope­ful aspect is that humans can eas­ily begin address­ing the solu­tion, with­out major lifestyle changes.
It’s as sim­ple as reduc­ing pack­ag­ing and mov­ing towards alter­na­tive, biodegrad­able mate­ri­als and recycling.

And this is why I am cer­tainly grate­ful for the com­pany called “Life With­out Plas­tic”!!

About this won­der­ful com­pany, a blurb from their website:

Who We Are: Activists for a Plas­tic Free Planet     


“We launched Life With­out Plas­tic (“LWP”) in 2006 after sev­eral years of day­dream­ing about how to make a con­tri­bu­tion to reduc­ing the large quan­ti­ties of plas­tic that are con­sumed every sec­ond of every day around the world.  We played with ideas for rais­ing aware­ness about the issue. 
We wanted to address the envi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ter that the con­sump­tion of plas­tic is caus­ing, and the dam­age that leach­ing plas­tic can cause to human and ani­mal health.  We quickly real­ized that before we could effec­tively help peo­ple reduce their plas­tic con­sump­tion, we had to be able to point them toward non-plastic alter­na­tives that could replace the plas­tic items cur­rently used in day-to-day life.  When Life With­out Plas­tic was cre­ated, very few alter­na­tives existed in the North Amer­i­can mar­ket, espe­cially for food and drink con­tain­ers.  Our son was born in 2003, and he was the cat­a­lyst. 
He made us look more actively for alter­na­tives in North Amer­ica and in other coun­tries around the world.  This is how Sanc­tus Mundo, our unique prod­uct brand, came into existence.

Fast for­ward three years to 2009 and here we are.  There are now many more alter­na­tives to plas­tic prod­ucts avail­able thanks, for exam­ple, to the tremen­dous media atten­tion on bisphe­nol A over the past two years.  Yet one thing we are notic­ing is that the qual­ity of these alter­na­tives varies sig­nif­i­cantly.  There are some won­der­ful new prod­ucts cre­ated with a real con­cern for qual­ity, health, the envi­ron­ment, and work­ers con­di­tions.
But there are other prod­ucts out there that are unsafe.  For exam­ple, not all stain­less steel is cre­ated equal, and as with many things, price is often an indi­ca­tor of quality.

As we con­tinue to ful­fill our goal of mak­ing avail­able more and more high qual­ity alter­na­tives to plas­tic prod­ucts, we are now able to begin focus­ing increased atten­tion on an equally impor­tant ele­ment of our mis­sion:  rais­ing aware­ness about plas­tics issues by pro­vid­ing solid sci­ence– and experience-based infor­ma­tion and show­ing peo­ple, one per­son at a time, the beauty and sim­plic­ity of a life with­out plastic.”

Chan­tal & Jay

Co-Founders & Co-Owners

This great com­pany car­ries all sorts of alter­na­tives to plas­tic, mak­ing the envi­ron­ment such a bet­ter place.

They sell all kind of sweet prod­ucts, including:

Bags
Child and Baby Prod­ucts
Food Stor­age
Non-Plastic Toys

Table­ware
Water Stor­age

 

I was sent to review, a Stain­less Steel Air­tight Water­tight Food Stor­age Con­tainer as well as a Stain­less Steel Hot Meal Con­tainer which are both phe­nom­i­nal!! Both work EXCELLENT! Ask hubby, he robbed them for work and wants to order more in other sizes!!

 

 

 

Such high qual­ity prod­ucts at extremely low prices!! I would rec­om­mend this com­pany to any­one, you just can­not go wrong with Life With­out Plas­tic!

 

 

The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Life With­out Plas­tic wants to give 1 lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win the exact same 2 items that I was sent to review! You will be just as pleased as I am with these awe­some prod­ucts and will want to order more!!

 To Enter:

 

*****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

 

1) Head on over to Life With­out Plas­tic and tell me in a com­ment what item or items that you love best!

 

  2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

 

 
3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

 

******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

 
————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

 

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)

 

Fol­low @coolcanucks on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

 

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and Life With­out Plas­tic! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

 

 

Become a Face­book Fan of Life With­out Plas­tic! Leave me your Face­book name please.

 

Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

 

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

 

Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

 
Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

 
Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

 
Pur­chase any­thing from Life With­out Plas­tic 
for the dura­tion of the give­away
and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

 

**Give­away open to both Cana­dian as well as US Res­i­dents and expires on Feb­ru­ary 25th, 2010**

 

A HUGE thank you to Life With­out Plas­tic for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

 

Con­grats to #617

 

617

  • EDIT COMMENT 

    Jen­niferB
    Feb­ru­ary 25th, 2010 at 3:36 pm 

    fol­low­ing you on twit­ter– jblanton41

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