In 2004, Stephanie Tobor learned that her 3-year-old daughter had Juvenile Ideomatic Arthritis and that environmental pollutants are known to contribute to the illness. With the understanding that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals are in everything from household cleaners, glue and paints to water bottles, plastic utensils and toys, Stephanie began researching alternatives. The results not only changed her family’s lifestyle, but also provided a non-profit resource for green products that other families can use every day—Green Apple Supply.
Green Apple Supply was born out of Stephanie’s personal mission and heartfelt belief that eco-friendly products should not be a luxury; instead, they should be readily available to the masses. Established as a non-profit source for green home, school and office supplies, Green Apple Supply sells hundreds of essentials and gifts that are, in most cases, 50 to 60 percent less than traditional mark-ups on retail products. Consumers can buy a range of items from BPA-free and PVC-free sandwich bags to plant-based paints, biodegradable calculators, banana paper journals and more for just slightly over cost.
I received 24oz Greenware Cold Cups, Recycled Rose Body Polisher and Smens Gourmet Scented Pens 10 pack to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Smens – Gourmet Scented Pens The Smens bag set includes 10 of our gourmet scented pens made from 100% recycled newspapers and biodegradable plastic. Each Smen is packaged in its own corn-based biodegradable plastic freshness tube. You will receive 1 each of the 10 scents. Mocha, Aloha, Banana Fofana, Pink Lemonade, Red Licorice, Ninja Berry, Passion Fruit, Caramel Corn, Black Licorice, Creamsicle.
Rose Body Polisher
Enjoy an Eco-friendly bathing experience with an exfoliating body polisher made using at least 50% re-cycled PET Plastic drinking bottles.
Greenware Cold Cups
The Fabri-Kal Greenware line is made from NatureWorks biopolymer, a polylactic acid (PLA) resin derived entirely from plants instead of oil. All Greenware products are created from domestically grown renewable resources and are manufactured in the U.S.A. Crystal clear Greenware cold drink cups offer complete product visibility to highlight any food or beverage. Certified to be compostable in actively managed facilities where they exist, Greenware products are a stylish and sustainable solution in foodservice packaging.
Love these cups! They are so sturdy. You know how when you use some disposables if you squeeze the sides too hard then whatever’s in it goes all over the place? Doesn’t happen with these! These are really nice strong rimmed cups. I haven’t even thrown any away yet I don’t think, they wash easily and hold up well after use. I love that they are 24oz too. I drink alot of water and tea so little cups are of almost no use to me lol. We’ve been trying to teach my sons about recycling and helping the environment so I’ve been trying to use a lot more recycled and “green” products. I’m definitely going to order more of these cups!
I have several different skin issues I deal with. I have been looking for a good exfoliating sponge of some sort, and then I got this. I was a little iffy on this when I read the tag and it said made from recycled plastic bottles. I’ve been using it a few times a week for 2 weeks and it’s helping my skin to feel really soft. Now, this is not like a pouffie you buy at the store, it’s a bit rougher so it may take a little getting used to. My tender skinned boys don’t like it all and my husband says it’s a “girly” thing LOL. I happen to like it ok though so I’m going to keep using it =]
I have a pen obsession. I probably need Pens Anonymous lol. I was intrigued when I saw the Smens Gourmet Pens so of course I had to try them! I’m now a confirmed pen huffer LOL. These pens smell amazing! And the scent lasts a long time, it hasn’t diminished yet. The pens are all black ink. They write smooth and on the first try. They are comfortable to hold also. I absolutely love these and now I want the other Smens they have! And bonus is that these are also recycles and “green”! You can’t get much better than that =]
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