Sunday, September 29, 2013
Well, I am proud to say I'm a Eco-Maxxinista ;) Recently I was delighted to find more glassware from the same company that made the recycled pitcher I'd found awhile back http://alacartegreen.blogspot.com/2011/02/recycled-beauty.html. When I spied the familiar packaging and pretty green hued tumblers at my local TJMaxx/Homegoods, my inner Eco-Maxxinista grinned from ear to ear, and I had to buy them. I'm attempting to claim them as" Mom only" glassware, but unfortunately the family seems to like them as much as I do. They are a pale green glass, a nice hefty weight, and my favorite part is the imprint, "Authentic 100% Recycled Glass."
The only drawback to being an Eco-Maxxinista is that typically TJMaxx/Homegoods only has 1 or 2 items, and sadly this was the case with these beautiful glasses. At least the 1 package that I found contains 4 tumblers. Of course I needed to know more about the company, and searched the internet with the few clues I could find on the plain, minimalist, eco-friendly corrugated cardboard packaging ("made in Spain", "San Miguel," 2 recycled symbols, and "Authentic 100% Recycled Glass."). I was able to find The Recycled Glassware Company http://therecycledglasswarecompany.co.uk/, and found the tumblers too http://therecycledglasswarecompany.co.uk/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=313&=SID#MOREINFO. But you can't beat the Maxxinista prices, so I'll be sure to peek around in the glassware section next time I'm in need of some eco-retail therapy ;)