Posts Tagged ‘messenger bag’

Engage Green is an innovative green company that creates top-notch fashionable bags and accessories. The Engage Green collection is made from recycled materials, turning waste into something wonderful.
Having done a review for Engage Green in the Spring, I knew I would be in for a treat.

EG9 Penguin & Rooster Large Messenger

The Engage Green Messenger bag is perfect for back-to-school time. This bag is made from recycled plastic. It is roomy and offers many pockets for organizing. The main area is large enough for a laptop but there isn’t any padding for protection. It has a comfortable adjustable strap, a cell phone pocket, and a water bottle pocket. The material feels similar to nylon.

Wondering how recycled plastic is turned into the material for this bag?

How PETE is recycled . . .Plastics are collected from curbside recycling and drop-off locations. From there, they go to a material recovery facility, where they are sorted and sent to a reclamation facility. There, the plastic is inspected and washed. Next, it is chopped into small flakes. The flakes are placed into a flotation tank and then dried in a tumbler. The dried flakes are placed in an extruder where they are melted. The melted plastic is sifted through a screen to remove any contaminants and then it is formed into strands. Finally, the strands are chopped into pellets and sold to manufacturers to make new products, such as the fabric that is used to create Engage Green designs.

Did you know . . . It takes 18 post-consumer 16 oz. plastic drinking bottles to make one yard of our material? 

My on-the-go messenger bag tells the message. The message that there’s a better way.

We turn consumerism into something positive by engaging what we call [The Green Cycle] – choosing the right material, creating a functional design and engaging environmentally conscious consumers.

I received the EG9 messenger bag from Engage Green to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »