Tuesday, December 30

Rejuvenate with ReJavanate!


Reusable shopping bags have passed the "in" thing to do and, in my opinion, have simply become a "must-do."

I've had the chance to try a few different options on the market, and recently found my favorite. The ReJAVAnate bag is just cool-for a variety of reasons.

ReJAVAnate bags are made from burlap from coffee roasters that would have otherwise went straight to a landfill. That's just a smart way to recycle and eliminate a large source of waste.

(Did you know that coffee is the second largest commodity in the world and a resulting 800,000 tons of burlap are out into landfills every year? I was surprised to find that out, too!)

The company works with individuals with bags developmentally disabled individuals through The Arc to hand make the ReJAVAnate bags, providing the rest of us with a sustainable way to reduce paper and plastic bag consumption.

I took the ReJavanate to the grocery store with the me to grab some stuff, and was impressed with the roominess. I managed to fit 2 boxes of cereal, a bag of baby carrots, a head of romaine lettuce, and a bottle of juice. There was even room for a handful of boxes of Jello!

And as Rachel from Honeychunks pointed out to me, I even get a five cent bag credit for every reusable bag I bring in. Sweet!

I'm really loving this and think you will, too. It would definitely be a great way to bring in the New Year, wouldn't it?

ReJavanate is offering two of my winners the chance to win one Grower Logo bag (like mine!) each! To enter, visit the ReJAVAnate sister site at Buy Green and leave a comment telling me which item you are most interested in seeing reviewed next.

Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, Jan. 7, 2009 and the winner will have four business days from the announcement date to contact me with their information or an alternate will be selected.

Additional extra entries are also available if you:
*subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"!Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

40 comments:

Terra Jones said...

any of the personal care items!

thanks!

Terra Jones said...

I subscribe via reader

thanks!

Shelley said...

How about the Klean Kanteen 12 oz. Bottle and Sippy??

Thanks for a great giveaway.

Shelley said...

I subscribe to RSS Feed

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Shelley said...

I follow you on Twitter (vegasweep)

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Ashley said...

I Dream "Baby" Baby Wash and the whole 'I Dream' line would be nice to read the review on that.
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Jesica said...

I think the Smart Sort would make our lives a lot easier. We could sort the recyclables before we toss them, rather than when they go outside.

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber :)

Shari & Andrew said...

I'd love it if you reviewed the All Purpose Cleaner. I've been trying to become a more eco-friendly family since my son was born, but I haven't yet made the switch to green cleaning products. This looks like it would be great to use though.

Shari & Andrew said...

I subscribe to you feed

Shari & Andrew said...

I follow you on twitter--sharilht

Laura said...

I think it would be great to review the hemp napkins, thanks!
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p.s. If you open your subscriptions to email, please let me know! I dont do feeds. :(

Laura said...

I follow you on twitter (LauraCh).
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Baba said...

Can you review the loofah sponges?
That would be great.

Baba said...

I subscribe via feed demon

Baba said...

I am following.

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I have your button.

Jennifer said...

The paper cubes or the journals would be neat to review!! Thanks for the entry!

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Jennifer said...

Their women's clothing line, especially the tops.

Great products!

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (knittingmomof3)

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I am a subscriber.

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Lisa C said...

I would love to see a review of the HYmini Wind/Solar Charger...it looks really interesting!

Lisa C said...

I am a subscriber!

caseykelp said...

i like the Organic Cotton Weebit for the babies. they look so soft and comfy

leah said...

I'd love to see a review of the I Dream "Baby" Baby Wash!

Marlena U. said...

I'd like to learn more about the Laptop Lunch System...I've never seen the carrying case for the tray. m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marlena U. said...

I follow you on Google Reader.
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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I would love to see the I dream Baby bath products reviewed!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Win a Grower Logo Bag from ReJavanate @ Berrie Sweet Picks! http://tinyurl.com/9yythn

I tweeted

Username: wastebasket

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am following you on Twitter.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have your button on my blog: Here

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I am a subscriber!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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Jill W said...

The nursery cleaner would be interesting to read more about, thanks

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Jill W said...

I'm a subscriber, thanks

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I have your button posted here:
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thanks

Kaycee said...

I just found your blog and its great! What a great company! Id like to see a review of the Hemp Napkins- I love to use hemp but sometimes its too rough! Thanks.

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