Eco-Hangers - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Wanna "out" the plastic and wire hangers in your armoire?
Don't chuck your current ones, but as you break or lose them, orient yourself with eco-friendly hangers made from bamboo, corn, or wheat. It's the greener lifestyle option.
- A gayer (er, as in happier) Earth. Bamboo is a highly renewable plant, and options made from wheat are actually compostable. Petroleum-based plastic, on the other hand, never fully biodegrades.
- LGBTotally durable options. These are just as sturdy as conventional hangers (and nope, they won't degrade in your closet).
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Last time I moved, I came with nothing but the bare essentials: my dog, my clothes, my laptop and a few 'things' that I like to keep around. I had always planned on bringing the rest of my 'stuff' with me at some point, including all the hangers I've accumulated over the years, so I kept putting off buying new ones and subsequently putting my clothes away. After the year mark came and went, and I still hadn't gone 'home' to bring the rest of my belongings to my new digs, I broke down. After all, it occurred to me that when you live somewhere for over a year, and there are no plans for leaving in sight, it is probably time to settle down and quit the 'living out of suitcases' habit. So I finally went to buy some hangers. I hated doing it, but what I found surprised me and soothed my conscious at least a bit: recycled plastic hangers! All those plastic bottles, bags and etc that I had been recycling all these years finally came back to me in a new, usable form, and new chems and plastics weren't being made just for me to put my clothes in the closet. The best part is, they are not expensive at all! The best ones I've found so far are the Technimark HomeSelect Renew Hangers at Walgreens: 10 for $2. While I cannot totally confirm or guarantee how they are made and if they are truly the 'greenest' option- I do know they are made from recycled plastic, they are inexpensive and they work great!
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.