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5 Quality Products Made From Recycled Goods

Whether your New Year's resolution is to pay more attention to the environment around you or you just want to invest in something that is truly one-of-a-kind, these goods made from recycled materials have got it going on. #MotherNatureApproved

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1. Mountainsmith Tyrol Backpack


A classic 1990s design, the limited edition Tyrol is hand-built in Colorado using 100% up-cycled material. Each backpack is numbered and marked with the initials of the person who built it, making each Tyrol a unique piece of the Mountainsmith pack family.

2. Looptworks In Flight Toiletry Case


In order to conserve fuel, Southwest Airlines replaced their heavy leather airline seats with a lighter weight material, and they wanted to ensure that the journey didn’t end for 80,000 leather seat covers. Looptworks upcycled the seat leather into the "In Flight Collection", where each product has its own visual personality acquired from the seat’s journey.

3. Baseball Bat Bottle Openers


Enjoy an instant replay of the bat-on-ball crack every time you crack a cold one with these Baseball Bat Bottle Openers. Handmade from authentic game-day bats swung by MLB players, each opener comes with a story card including instructions for its special hologram number, indicating which game the bat was used in.

4. Prisma Guitars


After Nick Pourfard endured a skating injury that left him unable to walk for six months in 2010, he needed to find something to do while immobile. He married his love of skateboarding with guitar playing and Prisma Guitars was born. Pourfard crafts guitars out of my old skateboard decks with no sacrifices to either tonal quality or aesthetic beauty of each instrument.

5. EQO Sunglasses


Born in 2012 from two skateboarding enthusiasts, EQO is still the same today as it was on day one: to take old skateboard decks, usually considered trash, and transform them into one-of-a-kind sunglasses. The team offers complete customization options on all sunglasses, including coloring, styles and engraving. All the boards used by EQO are rescued from local skate shops - no boards are used if they’re still ridable – instead they’re donated to a skateboarder in need.

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