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5 Eco-Friendly Choices for Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up on April 22. To mark the occasion, here are five eco-friendly choices that help you conserve and give back with a sense of style.

1. 100% Recycled Ring-bound Weekly Planner

While each Franklin Planner uses 30% post consumer recycled paper, we also take special pride in our 100% Recycled planner. Of course, whichever planner pages you use, you can always recycle them again, or repurpose them as notes paper or craft materials.

2. Karen Powered Handbag

Do you leave your cell phone plugged in overnight? If so, then you’re likely wasting electricity trying to charge a completely charged phone. The Karen Powered Handbag holds enough charge for up to ten days’ worth of partial charges, letting you charge more fully and less often. Plus, this bag is made from the equivalent of 39 reclaimed plastic bottles.

3. Raylan Medium Bag by Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat has upped the ante on recycled products and conscientious living: along with linings made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles, the company works with recycled cardboard, cork, rubber, and nylons. Crafted without any animal-based materials, these bags are both beautiful and socially responsible.

4. Bamboo Tornado Deluxe Rollerball Pen by Retro 51

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly material, then bamboo should be high on your list. Bamboo forests grow faster, produce more timber, and release some 35 percent more oxygen into the air than similarly sized stands of trees.

With each purchase of the Bamboo Tornado Deluxe Rollerball Pen, Retro 51 will make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation to rescue 250 square feet of rainforest and the habitat it protects.

5. Putnam Messenger Bag by United By Blue

Of course, Retro 51 isn’t the only company that gives back. United by Blue makes it their central philosophy, using proceeds from every purchase to organize ocean and waterway cleanup projects around the country.

Whether you support the earth with one of these products or you plan out your own project in your planner, we wish you a very happy Earth Day.


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