Have you been to the dry cleaner lately? If you have, chances are you've come away with your clothes in those nasty single-use plastic bags. You know the ones: 300 million pounds of them get dumped into the US landfills every year. It's no surprise that at least 15 countries around the world have either banned or taxed single-use plastic bags. And if you are living in Los Angeles, you may have heard the news today that L.A. County just passed a sweeping ban on plastic bags, covering 1,000 stores by 2012.
At the forefront of this plastic revolution is The Green Garmento, a small company making big waves in the green world. In 2008 they introduced their 4-in-1 reusable dry cleaning bags with the simple goal of having the dry cleaning professionals embrace and implement their product with ease, while educating consumers about an alternative to single-use plastic.
In just two years their product has found itself in over 300 drycleaning chains and stand-alone stores across the US, as well as dry cleaners and hotels in 11 countries! Not only that, but The Green Garmento has been featured on The Today Show, received a nearly full page spread in The New York Times, and was called one of Entrepreneur's Annual 100 Brilliant Ideas!
The Green Garmento is made from breathable, water-resistant material, making it an eco-friendly, stylish, practical and affordable alternative to single-use plastic garment bags. It can be used as a laundry or garment bag, a hanging hamper, a carrying bag and a duffel bag! And priced at around just $10, it's a steal (not to mention a no-brainer)!
This Friday they are packing their much-adored bags and heading to Encino, CA to be a part of the Los Angeles food truck revolution! From 11:30am - 3pm they are hosting an event at Hilltop Cleaners with some of the best trucks in the biz: The FrySmith, Barbies-Q, and The Sweets Truck. If you are in the area, make sure to head out and see and taste what everyone's been raving about! Best of all, you can grab yourself a FREE Green Garmento!
For more information on the event, check out their website here. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. As they say over there: Be Fantastic, Use Less Plastic!