Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sleeping on a pillow of...bottles?

Doesn't this picture just make you sleepy?

Can you see yourself getting a great night's sleep with these as your pillow?

If you bought an EcoTex pillow, that's exactly what you would get. EcoTex's Earth Friendly Bed Pillows are filled with polyester made from recycled plastic bottles. I bought two this weekend and not only were they as soft as a regular pillow, but the environmentally friendly ones were the least expensive ones in the store.

After I got the pillows home and fitted with their new covers, I discovered that these sleep havens had a couple of other features that made my resposible living side smile. The pillows come bagged in a polybag. The polybag is biodegradeable, beginning to break down in landfills as quickly as 3 months after landing there. Also, instead of whitening the cotten for these night time head rests in chlorine bleach, which breaks down into harmful chemicals, EcoTex used hydrogen peroxide which breaks down into water and oxygen as it bleaches.

These pillows are a great example of completing the recycling circle, recycle your empty plastic bottles and then buy them back in a different form, in this case, comfy pillows.

Look for items that are made from recycled materials and keep the circle closed. You just might get a pleasant surprise, like a great night's sleep on your old Pepsi bottles!

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