January 15, 2010
by Carla L
If you've made a New Year's Resolution to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, then we'd like to introduce you to a new friend of ours.
Zoe Phayre-Mudge, founder of ZPM recently bought some snorkelling equipment from FunSwimShop to take on holiday.
Although her family had an enjoyable time swimming and snorkelling in the Red Sea it was still sad to see so many plastic carrier bags and the damage caused to sealife and reefs.
Towards the end of last year the HEPCA announced the success of a campaign to make the Red Sea the first plastic bag free governorate in Eygpt but clearly there's still work to be done.
Zoe is no stranger to the issue of reducing plastic bags - two years ago she invented Trolley-Dolly a world-first, patented bag that means you can get a sizeable family shop home without a single plastic bag, even for your veg! Despairing at the pile of plastic bags she amassed after every weekly shop Zoe has created a bag with an amazing 20 bags inside. Enough to get approximately £ 200.00+ of shopping home. The strength and washability of the bags mean you can reuse, reuse and reuse. On top of that ZPM are known for their printed fabrics and as the outer carrier looks great it makes a wonderful day handbag!
ZPM have kindly offered a Trolley-Dolly as a competition prize. Simply leave a comment below or on our Facebook or Twitter page describing your recycling efforts for this year. The 'greenest' idea entered before 5.30pm on Friday 22 January 2010 will win a Trolley-Dolley. Happy shopping!