Act 2 – Green Smart Bottles to Bags Giveaway

Posted on October 20, 2008 by Allie

Who would have thought recycled soda bottles could look so good!

Act 2 – Green Smart sent me a Bottles to Bags tote bag about a month ago, and I love it.  It’s the bag pictured above, except mine is “stone,” not “olive”.

The tote works great as an over-sized purse.  I use it to carry my assignments folder and extra pencils when I run writing workshops.  My Kleen Kanteen fits perfectly, and there’s always room for a book.  It’s also great for carrying purchases when I forget to bring my reusable grocery bag.  I think it would even work well as an overnight bag.  There are two inner zipped pockets, and sewn in pouches for pencils, cell phone, etc. to help keep things organized.

It’s hard to believe the fabric was ever a soda bottle (or in this case, 10-16 oz. soda bottles).  It’s durable and stain resistant, but also attractive.

I have a really exciting Act 2 Green Smart Giveaway.

Act 2 – Green Smart was kind enough to offer a bag (of the winner’s choosing) for giveaway.

To enter, check out Act 2 -Green Smart’s website, then sign in here with a valid e-mail address to leave a comment, telling me which bag you like the best.  Only one comment/entry on this post per person will be counted.

Later in the week, I’ll be posting an interview with Tom Larsen, president and founder of Act 2 – Green Smart, and give you a chance to enter again to increase your chance of winning. The giveaway will close on Sunday, October 26th, at noon (Eastern), and I’ll draw a name out of a hat to determine the winner.  The winner will be announced on Monday, October 27th. Comments that appear to be spam will not be counted.

Good Luck!

P.S.  As a matter of housekeeping.  If you recently won an Allie’s Answers giveaway and haven’t received your prize yet, don’t worry.  Tomorrow is shipping day, and it will get to you shortly.

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  1. I really like the olive messengers vertical bag, not because I carry a laptop but because I have 2 young kids! I like a shoulder strap so my hands are free, and enough room for the girls’ snacks and reusable cups. Cool site, enter me for that contest if you can (I’m in Canada, hope that’s ok). Thanks!

    October 20th, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    Comment by Stacy S
  2. I would have never guessed that this bag was made from plastic bottles! I love the tote as well because I need the room to carry all the crap I carry around (but that includes my reusable grocery bags!)

    October 20th, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    Comment by MrsTwink
  3. I like the storm blue shoulder bag.

    October 20th, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    Comment by tricia
  4. I love the horizontal messenger bag in stone because it’s perfect for when I ride my bike to the farmer’s market- I wouldn’t have to stuff fresh produce in my backpack!

    October 20th, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    Comment by nancypearlwannabe
  5. Oo, I like them all, but I’d probably get the most mileage out of either the tote or the laptop sleeve.

    October 20th, 2008 at 5:31 pm
    Comment by The Modern Gal
  6. I love them all. Its a hard choice but I would have to say that my favorite is the stone Messanger bag. It has plenty of room for my laptop and I can even find my phone!

    October 20th, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    Comment by michele
  7. The vertical bag is adorable! Thanks for the link to this site.

    October 20th, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Comment by Erica
  8. I like the vertical messenger bag in olive. I would give it as a gift to my daughter,a college student with a laptop.

    October 20th, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    Comment by Ellen F
  9. I like the green one about 100 times more than I like soda.

    October 20th, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Comment by Noelle
  10. I really like the messenger bag! Looks super cool and, more important, super BIG!

    October 20th, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    Comment by Erin
  11. Ooh, very cute!! I like the tote you pictured here best!

    October 20th, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    Comment by Lara
  12. Oh…I’m so glad I visited you today! My new Mac Book is arriving tomorrow and I need a laptop bag. I love the vertical messenger bag in stone.
    What a cool site- and so cool they are making something functional, and cool with the bottles!

    October 20th, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    Comment by Jill
  13. I’d like to win the horizontal messenger bag in stone, please!

    thanks, :o )

    October 20th, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    Comment by diana
  14. I like Noelle’s comment. As for bags, I like the vertical green messenger bag. :-)

    October 20th, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    Comment by Stefanie
  15. wow, I haven’t seen a good eco brief, and this looks like one I’ll save up for.

    Thanks for being so darn hip & keeping us all up to date on the good goods. (and, ya know, giving us a chance to win them, too).


    October 20th, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    Comment by no.hunting
  16. I love the vertical messenger bag in stone – it looks so comfy!

    October 20th, 2008 at 11:41 pm
    Comment by Jess
  17. I love them all too! My first choice would be the laptop jacket. Next would be the tote pictured here. I came here from Amy’s blog.
    Will check back often.

    October 21st, 2008 at 11:41 pm
    Comment by wendy
  18. My favorite is the green tote you posted. I dug a little deeper and couldn’t believe how affordable these bags were. Thanks for sharing!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am
    Comment by Katie
  19. I like the vertical messenger bag in stone. I love the idea of using plastic bottles to make bags and other items. I have two dog beds and two cat beds made from recycled plastic soda bottles. It’s amazing what we can do with what we just throw away!

    October 24th, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    Comment by Kirsten
  20. I love this company. I’ve been thinking about buying one of their bags ever since I read about them on the good human. I really like the vertical messenger bag. If I don’t win one, I’ll be asking for one of these for Christmas.

    October 24th, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    Comment by Beth
  21. I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time. It’s so tough to choose one! I really like the laptop jackets and the horizontal messenger bag. Either one would make me happy :)

    October 24th, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    Comment by Jennae @ Green Your Decor
  22. wow these bags are great! my favorite is the storm blue shoulder bag. It would suit me perfectly! I always have a spare grocery bag in my car and in the man’s car!

    October 24th, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Comment by karissa
  23. I’m completely in love with the stone horizontal messenger bag! I’ve been eyeing these products for awhile, and may put them on my Xmas wish list, or better yet, give them as gifts!

    October 24th, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    Comment by Nick
  24. What great bags! I like the green tote, just like you have!

    October 24th, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    Comment by Samantha
  25. outstanding! love the blue shoulder bag! thanks!

    October 24th, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    Comment by z.briedis
  26. I love the vertical stone messenger bag – would even match my bike!

    October 24th, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    Comment by Hanna
  27. The Laptop Sleeves are so cute. Perfect for me to use for school. Thanks a bunch! :)

    October 24th, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    Comment by Vee McBride
  28. I love the vertical messenger back! All of the bags are really cool, though…

    October 24th, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Comment by Timi
  29. I think I would use the tote the most..I like the pretty olive color. My diaper bag is falling apart and this would be a nice replacement.

    October 24th, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    Comment by Nicki
  30. I can’t seem to decide between the tote and the laptop case. I think I’d have to go with the tote. At least it’s the most practical for me right now. I currently carry a few different bags to work. It would be nice to consolidate. It’s also my favorite color!

    Amazing what plastic bottles can do!

    October 25th, 2008 at 2:01 am
    Comment by Sam
  31. I like the tote bag in stone. Thanks!

    October 26th, 2008 at 1:15 am
    Comment by Kathy

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    Comment by Allie
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  34. I like the horizontal messenger bag in olive!

    February 25th, 2009 at 12:17 am
    Comment by Calee

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