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designer wooden earbuds – Eartheasy Great Green Giveaway


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UPDATE: HAPPY VDAY AND CONGRATS TO OUR LUCKY WINNER, PETER D. OF FREDERICK, MD. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING. STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT GREAT GREEN GIVEAWAY…(original post follows):

This Great Green Giveaway is generously sponsored by EarthEasy.com.

We’re giving away a set of Vers Audio earbuds – the perfect, eco-friendly partner to your portable music player.

In this day of disposable plastic electronics, these high-quality, handcrafted wood earphones stand apart. Not only do these earbuds make music sound great, but also they’re made from sustainably harvested US cherry or walnut. They feature an in-ear passive noise cancellation design that blocks 90% of the surrounding sound, assuring an ideal listening experience in any environment. More good green cred – the earphones come in a felt-lined recycled metal carrying case.

Winner has their choice of either cherry or walnut earbuds.

Note: The manufacturer, Vers Audio, plants 100 trees for every tree they use.

Entering is easy: do one or more of the following, and receive an entry for each comment you leave:

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Open to residents in USA and Canada. Retail prize value: $39.99 + free shipping. Contest ends Monday, February 13th, 2012 11:59pm PT. Winner will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize, or the offer is null and void. Winner’s first name will be included in this post.

As always, we will not share your email or contact info with anyone. Good luck!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Schick Debuts Xtreme3 Eco-Friendly Razor made of recycled plastic


ecorazor.jpgThough we live in a disposable consumer society where convenience, price and ease of use often trump other, more earth-friendly, considerations, there are changes afoot. Schick is now making one of our common everyday products – the razor – in a greener fashion.

Yesterday Schick introduced its new Schick Xtreme3 Eco disposable razor. The new razor uses 100 percent recycled plastic in the production of its handle and 100 percent post-consumer paper in its packaging. Manufactured and shipped out of the company’s 99.9 percent landfill-free facility in Milford, CT, Schick estimates they’ll be saving over 103,000 pounds of virgin plastic material and 15,500 pounds of virgin paper from going into landfills each year by using recycled materials in the new razor. (more…)

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