In honor of Earth Day 2010 ,I'm doing a fun giveaway
that's not only practical, but good for you & good for our
Earth :) What more can you ask for , right?
Sprout watches are cute, come in different sizes and colors and my favorite part - are totally conscience & responsible. We all need to come out and support companies who support ours & our children's planet Earth. It's the only one we've got. Supply dictates demand & if we all decided to buy eco, organic products, & not buy conventional, we could change the market quickly.
Let me give you that stats on what make Sprout watches Eco friendly :
The small size Sprout™ watch is 80% eco-friendly (by weight)
The large size Sprout™ watch is 86% eco-friendly (by weight)
All Sprout™ watches are in compliance with the CPSIA and are lead and phthalate free.
The corn resin we use is in full compliance with the American ASTM D6400 as well as the European EN13432 standards for
The shelf life of corn resin is similar to synthetic plastics. It will not break down during regular wear and use.
In a composite environment, corn resin is 99% biodegradable tp carbon dioxide and water within 365 days.
Since it’s made from corn, it comes from a renewable resource.
Conventional plastics use an estimated 200,000 barrels of oil a day in the United States alone but because corn resin is bio-based, it therefore uses no oil resources in production
The majority of cotton is grown with toxic chemicals. Conventional cotton requires the use of enormous amounts of
pesticides - 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all pesticides - which have a huge environmental impact. It is one of the
most environmentally damaging crops to grow, as about 84 million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on US cotton crops
alone in one year. Some of these chemicals are considered to be the most toxic chemicals in the world.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and is grown without
the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Bamboo is considered eco-friendly based on its properties as 1) a natural (nonsynthetic) fiber, 2) a quick-growth plant
(it's in the grass family) that sequesters greenhouse gases, and 3) a renewable plant that can grow back after its three to
five year harvesting period. It largely doesn't need chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers to grow.
Most lenses in the medium price range of watches are made from plexiglass, a type of synthetic plastic. Sprout™
lenses are made from Mineral crystal which is a type of glass made from sand. It can technically be recycled.
|Mercury Free Battery|
Mercury is actually a neurotoxin, which is harmful to both animals and humans. Exposure to even small amounts of
mercury over a long period may cause negative health effects including damage to the brain, kidney, lungs and a
developing baby. Sprout™ watches use only Mercury Free batteries.
Sprout™ packaging is made from at least 80% post consumer fibers. It is both recycled and recyclable.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
WHO WE ARE
Sprout watches is an official sponsor of Earth Day 2010 -participating in Washington D.C, San Diego and NYC to promote sustainability and show support for our planet !! Earth Day is April 22 & this year is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
You can purchase sprout watches online at http://www.sproutwatches.com & at these locations near you
Visit the retail locator and tell me the closest location near you that sell Sprout watches :)