June 16, 2010

recycling plastic bottles into pillowcases | a lot to say t-shirts and accessories

While I love decorating, rarely do I get excited over pillowcases. I usually get them with my comforter set and have an extra pair from a sheet set—who really notices these things?

I do, now! These pillowcases from A Lot To Say caught my eye for two reasons. One, I’m a sucker for inspirational and thoughtful sayings. Two, these pillowcases are made from recycled PET plastic bottles; that means these pillowcases keep plastic bottles from hanging out in the landfill.

While PET plastic is easily recyclable (that’s #1 plastic), in 2006, the U.S. sent more than 2 million tons of plastic drink bottles to the landfill! Why are we clogging our overflowing landfills with something so easy to recycle…especially if we can recycle those bottles into something so basic—and beautiful!

A Lot To Say Love Pillowcase

{Remember whose happiness should come first. Photo Courtesy A Lot To Say.}

A Lot To Say Star Pillowcase

{The star pillow reminded me of Stella, my award-winning magazine prototype. Photo Courtesy A Lot To Say.}

I’m excited to test the A Lot To Say sample pillowcases I received. Naturally absorbent cotton is usually my number one choice for pillowcases (because come on, everybody sweats in their sleep), so I’m interested to see how these recycled PET plastic pillowcases hold up against this sweaty girl (and my picky-pillowcase-choosing cat!).

Anya and A Lot To Say Pillowcases

{Anya sleeps on the pillow next to me every night. She seems a little skeptical of my new pillowcases...or maybe she's just surprised that I actually made my bed!}

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  • http://www.recyclebinsticker.com Reginald Whibbey

    let us know how well they worked out for you. I love it when people find new ways to recycle materials. i am going to get me some of these pillows. thanks

    • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

      Will do, Reginald! They sure are cute and are great conversation-starters.

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