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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ 1 Bag at a Time Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Let me intro­duce you all to 1 Bag at a Time!

About Our Company:

“Share the 1 Bag at a Time vision for a future with less waste and cleaner air!
1 Bag at a Time was started in 2005 by Lisa Fos­ter after she dis­cov­ered reusable gro­cery bags on a trip to Aus­tralia.

1 Bag at a Time is com­mit­ted to sup­ply­ing the high­est qual­ity reusable bags avail­able and to pro­mot­ing aware­ness about the full impact of dis­pos­able bags. We believe in the power of con­sumer and cor­po­rate respon­si­bil­ity as a pos­i­tive force in the world.
Our vision is of an Amer­ica where cus­tomers have a choice of attrac­tive and afford­able bags to take with them every­where. Con­tact us today to share in our vision and join the 1 Bag at a Time move­ment.
We are a mem­ber of 1% for the Planet.

Our com­mit­ment to cor­po­rate respon­si­bil­ity includes fac­tory mon­i­tor­ing by the non-profit orga­ni­za­tion Verite.”

For some, it can be hard to imag­ine a world with­out plas­tic – espe­cially plas­tic bags.

The cons of using plas­tic bags are so over­whelm­ing I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pol­lu­tion prob­lem, their light­weight design allows them to blow away eas­ily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so peo­ple don’t think about how they dis­pose of them. They are made from petro­leum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biode­grade, instead they break­down and are mis­taken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine ani­mals which is fatal. They are found every­where and many ani­mals become fatally entangled.

They are not biodegrad­able, so they will per­sist pretty much for­ever, wher­ever they end up. Land­fills if we are lucky, but because of their wide­spread use and their abil­ity to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clog­ging the stom­achs of a vari­ety of ani­mals, most famously sea tur­tles look­ing for jellyfish.

The recy­cling of plas­tic bags, while prefer­able to other dis­posal meth­ods, is not cost-effective. Plas­tic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the bil­lions that have been pro­duced since then have caused immea­sur­able dam­age to the envi­ron­ment and to wildlife.

Thanks to 1 Bag at a Time, there is no more need for these DREADFUL plas­tic bags!!

Their bags are made from 100% polypropy­lene. PP is recy­clable, non-toxic, allergy-free, and non-reactive to human skin. It is often used for food con­tain­ers, tooth­brushes, and sur­gi­cal fab­rics. The bag is designed to last up to 2 years of weekly usage. You can machine wash our bags in cold water (line dry). A quick wash of the bot­tom stiff­ener is all the clean­ing it usu­ally needs.

You can learn more about this com­pany and code of ethics by vis­it­ing their Cor­po­rate Respon­si­bil­ity page. There is a lot of good infor­ma­tion about the impact of dis­pos­able bags in the Prob­lem sec­tion of their web­site. One the most sur­pris­ing things peo­ple read is about paper bags and other biodegrad­able items, and this link will take you straight to it.

1 Bag at a Time sent me 1 of their newest Yoga Bags, and they are per­fect for tot­ing prac­ti­cally ANYTHING!! I love them so much, and use it all of the time!!

They are extremely sturdy, durable, and come in 2 styl­ish colours — pur­ple and orange!

Brighten your day with our new Yoga Flower Bags. These cheer­ful totes make a great gift for your­self or for a mind­ful friend.  Comes in sets of two, one pur­ple and one orange.

12.5″ W x 14″ H x 8 Gus­set
Mate­r­ial: 90gsm NWPP
Con­trast­ing trim and han­dles
Han­dles sewn to top
Includes plas­tic bot­tom stiff­ener
Multi color imprint on Both Sides

Each quan­tity ordered comes with 2 Yoga flower bags, one of each design.

The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at 1 Bag at a Time have offered to give one lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win two of these awe­some bags as a set as well!! SWEET prize!

To Enter:

1)Head on over to 1 Bag at a Time and tell me some­thing you have learned about this company!

————->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 and @Lisadfoster on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @Lisadfoster! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet!

*NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

Become a Fan of 1 Bag at a Time on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB 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

Pur­chase any­thing from 1 Bag at a Time for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on March 13th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to 1 Bag at a Time for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!




    Feb­ru­ary 13th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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