Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green Genius Review and Giveaway

Going green and finding products that are eco friendly are the reasons I wanted to start this blog. I wanted to help others find the same products I wanted in my life. I really hope I have accomplished my goal and it's companies like Green Genius that have helped me achieve it over and over again. I have always been concerned about the effect of garbage bags filling our landfills. Plastic will NEVER decompose. Every single piece of plastic that has been made is still hanging around and contributing to horrible circumstances like the North Pacific Gyre.

When I found out that Green Genius makes biodegradable plastic garbage, storage and freezer bags, I was literally giddy. Over the past year I was trying to figure out how to not use garbage bags. I thought maybe we could just dump the garbage directly into the cans, but that would make a horrible mess. I started using plastic freezer containers to store food in rather than freezer bags, but sometimes I prefer the bags! As far as sandwich bags go, we switched to wax paper bags, but my Husband complains that they make his sandwiches dry out. Sometimes a plastic bag is the right fix, but I hate adding to the plastic issues we already have! Green Genius has taken my worry away and I can use plastic bags without stress!

For review I was sent a sample bag of their tall kitchen bags and a sample of their freezer bags.



Green Genius Tall Kitchen Bags (Biodegradable Plastic)



They feel just like regular trash and freezer bags! I was impressed and blown away. I thought they might be thinner or poorly constructed, but you would never know the difference. The secret is EcoPure, which turns their bags into food for microbes. Instead of taking thousands of years to decompose, these bags break down in 2 to 15 years! That is a remarkable improvement. Not only are the garbage bags tough, they are made with 40% recycled plastic and the food bags have a minimum of 15% recycled plastic! Made from recycled plastic and they biodegrade, yes please! I am sold and in love with Green Genius.

Not only do they made Kitchen Garbage Bags, but they also make Outdoor Garbage Bags. Along with Freezer Bags, Green Genius also makes Sandwich & Snack bags and Storage Bags!

Check out Where to Buy for locations near you! You can also purchase Green Genius items online. A box of 30 biodegradable garbage bags will run you about $9.99, which is very comparable to standard bags. In my book, there is no comparison though, Green Genius wins and other bags can take a hike! Any little thing I can do to help this Earth, I do, and I am thrilled to have found these bags.

Check out the short video on the Green Genius Website to see how the plastic bags biodegrade!

WIN IT!!

TWO very lucky Mama's Getting Kinda Crunchy readers are going to win a wonderful Green Genius product! One winner will win a box of Garbage Bags and another winner will win a box of Freezer Bags! To enter, head over to Green Genius and tell me something you learned. This entry is mandatory and please leave me your email in case you win!

Extra Credit!

- Follow me on Google Friend Connect
- Follow me on Networked Blogs
- Follow me on Facebook
- Follow Green Genius on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter
- Follow Green Genius on Twitter
- Tweet this giveaway daily for one extra entry per day. You can use any tweet you would like, but make sure you come back daily and leave me a comment.
- Subscribe
- Grab my button and leave me a link
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs. To vote, click the picture in my right sidebar.

This giveaway will end October 25th at midnight. The winners will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner. Thanks guys and good luck!

I want to say a huge thank you to Green Genius for this amazing review and giveaway opportunity! Thank you for making such wonderful products!

Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own!






62 comments :

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  2. I learned that the Green Genius bags biodegrade within 1 to 15 years..
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  5. Green Genius is biodegradable because of an additive in the plastic that allows microbes to break it down. Great giveaway-- everyone could always use more garbage or freezer bags!

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  6. I am a GFC follower.
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  7. I learned that they "combine their plastic with a proprietary additive called EcoPure that bonds organic “nutrients” to the plastic’s molecular structure. The addition of this additive allows the plastic to be eaten by microbes, making the whole bag biodegradable."

    Very, very cool!

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  10. biodegrade within 1 to 15 years how cool is that

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  11. I learned that humus is not the same as hummus. :) Just kidding. I learned that a new generation of landfills are working to accelerate biodegration.

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  12. I follow on Twitter. @sssurvivor

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  15. I learned that almost every piece of plastic produced still exists!

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  17. I learned that Microbes begin feeding on the nutrients, and the plastic begins to break down into simpler organic matter like sugars, fatty acids and amino acids.

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  29. i learned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This garbage patch, known scientifically as a "Gyre," is essentially a giant plastic trash island floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Estimates claim that it is twice the size of Texas, and anywhere from 3 to 300 feet deep - that is super scary!!!
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  35. i love that the break down by 15 years time.

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  36. I learned: Green Genius makes a line of revolutionary biodegradable plastic products.

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  38. I learned that their prices are the same as non green companies- they believe you shouldn't have to pay more to be green.
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  44. Our bags cost the same as national brand trash bags. We don't think you should have to pay more to be "green".

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  48. I learned Americans use 3 billion pounds of plastic bags annually.

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  50. I learned that they combine their plastic with an additive called EcoPure to make it biodegradable.

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  57. I learned that they make both kitchen and outdoor trash bags

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