Recycling plastic soda bottles and transforming them into a high quality eco friendly bags may sound a little far fetched but that is exactly what California based GreenSmart are doing with the introduction of an innovative new line of backpacks and messenger bags.
GreenSmart Bottles to Eco Friendly Bags
Making use of the latest technologies, GreenSmart are able to take twenty-five to forty PET bottles, that would otherwise end up in landfills, and transform them into polyester fabric, which is considered to be one of the most durable man made fabrics in the world today.
Polyester in its virgin form is a polymer made from polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is the same material used to make plastic bottles.
Eco Friendly Bags and Backpacks
The newly announced range of eco friendly bags consists of three styles of backpack along with three messenger bag styles, all of which come in a range of striking colors and nature inspired river patterns. Not only are these bags eco friendly, they are also very user friendly as well. Along with organization panels, the bags also offer padded compartments specially designed with laptop storage in mind.
Another unique feature included in each GreenSmart backpack and messenger is a simple branded badge with a number that represents how many recycled plastic bottles that went into producing the fabric for that individual bag. In addition, each of the new bags is named after an endangered species and includes a printed hangtag with a quick insight into the particular creature.
Commenting on their new line of eco friendly bags, GreenSmart President Tom Larsen points out that while it is very easy for everyone to think they are doing a planetary good deed by recycling, with these Bottles 2 Bags products, anyone can extend that planetary good deed by buying the GreenSmart bag that is the result of their recycling effort.