Welcome to day 2 of my Earth Week event. I know it is a week late but we had some major life changing decisions to make last week and it was super stressful. I won't get into what happened right now however I will share with you when the time is right. Don't worry we are all fine and will be! Now on to today's business!
I was so excited when I had the opportunity to review Sprout Eco-friendly watches, they are so very cute and very economical as well. Sprout Watches are made by the E. Gluck Corporation who have been a major force in the watch industry for over 50 years! I was so excited when my watch arrived! The packaging was so cute! It looked like a box of crackers or cereal with the ingredients on the side! Also in the box was a little grass garden, my 6 year old got a kick out of that and we will be growing it soon.
Here are Sprout watches Eco-Facts from their web site:
The small size Sprout® watch is 80% Eco-friendly (by weight)
The large size Sprout® watch is 86% Eco-friendly (by weight)
All Sprout® watches are in compliance with the CPSIA and are lead and phthalate free.
The corn resin we use is in full compliance with the American ASTM D6400 as well as the European EN13432 standards for
Corn Resin. The shelf life of corn resin is similar to synthetic plastics. It will not break down during regular wear and use. In a composite environment, corn resin is 99% biodegradable to carbon dioxide and water within 365 days. Since it’s made from corn, it comes from a renewable resource. Conventional plastics use an estimated 200,000 barrels of oil a day in the United States alone but because corn resin is bio-based, it therefore uses no oil resources in production
The majority of cotton is grown with toxic chemicals. Conventional cotton requires the use of enormous amounts of pesticides - 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all pesticides - which have a huge environmental impact. It is one of the most environmentally damaging crops to grow, as about 84 million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on US cotton crops alone in one year. Some of these chemicals are considered to be the most toxic chemicals in the world. Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Bamboo is considered Eco-friendly based on its properties as 1) a natural (nonsynthetic) fiber, 2) a quick-growth plant (it's in the grass family) that sequesters greenhouse gases, and 3) a renewable plant that can grow back after its three to five year harvesting period. It largely doesn't need chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers to grow.
Most lenses in the medium price range of watches are made from plexiglass, a type of synthetic plastic. Sprout® lenses are made from Mineral crystal which is a type of glass made from sand. It can technically be recycled.
-Mercury Free Battery
Mercury is actually a neurotoxin, which is harmful to both animals and humans. Exposure to even small amounts of mercury over a long period may cause negative health effects including damage to the brain, kidney, lungs and a developing baby. Sprout® watches use only Mercury Free batteries.
Sprout® packaging is made from at least 80% post consumer fibers. It is both recycled and recyclable
Thanks to Sprout Eco-friendly timepieces I have one watch to giveaway to one of you!!!!
Here are those pesky rules I like to make you follow!
-Visit Sprout Watches web site and tell me what color Sprout watch you would like to have! If you do not do this your entries will not count! If you do not have a way for me to contact you through your blog or you do not have a blog PLEASE make sure you leave your email in your comment so if you win I can contact you!
For additional entries which of course are ALWAYS optional:
-Become a fan of Sprout Watches on Facebook
-Follow Sprout Watches on Twitter
-Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway make sure you use @my2boyz and @sproutwatches in tweet leave link in comment (you can do this once a day-leave daily comment!)
-Follow me on Networked Blogs (2 additional entries-leave 2 comments)
-Follow my blog (2 additional entries-leave 2 comments)
-Comment on another blog post of mine, let me know what one in comment (4 additional entries-leave 4 comments)
-Giveaway ends on 5/11/2010 at 11:59 PM and winners will be chosen by random.org.
-Winners will have 48 hours to respond to email or new winner/winners will be drawn
Thank you an good luck!
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I was provided with a Sprout Watch for review purposes. The opinions are my own and you might not feel the same way about the product as I do.