Our products are constructed using durable and weatherproof fabric from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (PET). We have mesh fabric on the back and strap edges that are made of natural bamboo-rayon, which is naturally sustainable, moisture-wicking, and resistance to bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Armpocket armbands are the highest quality and “smartest” smartphone carrying solution available. We have removed plastic bottles from landfills for the past 10 years and will continue to find new ways to reuse recycled materials in our products. With the philosophy of ‘quality over quantity’, the choice of our manufacturing approach for our armbands creates less consumption and therefore less waste.
Ongoing education within our team on the newest technologies and eco-friendly materials available, sparks innovation which allows us to continuously improve our environmental best practices. At Armpocket we are passionate about our Ultimate Armbands, our active lifestyles, and protecting our planet for future generations who will also demand the best!
With this in mind, we created a list of eco-tips that will help you be eco-friendly as well. Taking small steps like the ones below can make a big impact.
Eco-Tips From Eco-Friendly Armpocket
It’s good to have a reminder of where your food comes from. Here’s an easy one with great benefits! Having an herb garden is fun, useful, and convenient. Whether it’s inside or outside, give them a little water, a lot of sun, and some love and they will give you amazing herbs in return.
We all have those old clothes that we don’t know what to do with. Instead of throwing away or forgetting about your old clothes, try hosting a clothing swap with people in your community. Often times you will find people need things you no longer use, especially people with growing children. And if this doesn’t work for you, you can always cut-up those old clothes to use as rags around the house.
It’s not always possible, but think before you leave the house. Do you really have to drive your car or take public transportation? Why not go for a nice walk or bike ride to get where you need to go. Take a walk to the store to pick up a few things or bike to the beach to go for a swim. Your car might be convenient, but if it uses gas, it’s not the most eco-friendly.
All at once or over time, changing out the light bulbs in your home or at work will not only save you money, it will use less energy. Instead of traditional bulbs, LED’s will give you healthy and less expensive light with the added benefit of only having to change the average bulb every 20 years!
Whether you grow indoors or outdoors, creating your own compost is cheap and easy! Compost can be used to keep your plants happy and healthy for years to come. With a little change in your habits, you can have your own compost bin and happy plants! Check out this blog on creating a $15 compost bin.
In your yard, park, school, and many other places, you can put a tree to work by putting one in the ground. Trees help remove carbon dioxide from the air and make the world a safer place to breath. Often times your city or community will offer free trees to residents who want to plant one. Check out your local government website or offers to find out if you can get a new addition to your yard.
Buying water in plastic bottles creates a lot of waste. Buy yourself a few reusable bottles and fill them at home or work. While we use recycled bottles to make the Armpocket, that doesn’t mean we want people to continue to use plastic bottles. Remember…reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Exotic plants and grasses can be fun, but often waste more water than needed. Try planting native plants to save water and local insect populations. Bee’s and butterflies pollinate the flowers that make the fruits and vegetables you eat on a daily basis. Without native flowers, there won’t be native insects or food.
Take the time to buy or make some reusable bags. They are more sturdy, better for the environment, and can reflect your personal style! These kinds of grocery or shopping bags can often be bought at grocery and clothing stores at very low prices. Keep them in your car to help you remember to take them the next time you go shopping.
Isn’t junk mail the worst? Sign up to opt out of pre-screened credit card offers and other junk mail to save trees and your sanity. It’s an easy process and saves tons of paper a year. Just visit OptOutPreScreen.com and sign up today.
Use old shirts and towels to make rags to clean around the house instead of paper towels. Paper towels are a huge reason we lose so many trees around the world each year. Switching from paper to rags will save you money and help save trees.
You have heard this a million times, but recycling really can make a world of difference. Most cities offer a free service to help you recycle and contacting your local sanitation department should get you the information you need to start.
As you can see, it can be easy to be eco-friendly. Why not make a small change that can make a huge difference?
If you have any other suggestions or tips you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Leave us a post or send us a message on social media and you might see your suggestion featured on the Armpocket site!