Clever Uses for Packaging: Green Home

When JCPenney announced their new Simply Green Collection, we were excited. As we perused pieces from the new collection, we were further excited by green tips from JCPenney’s eco-expert, Danny Seo.

Seo goes a step beyond simply supporting sustainable products, he also looks to packaging for storage solutions and finds clever ways to use environmentally-friendly products.

Take this great tip: We already know bamboo is a great fiber to use for clothing and the like. It’s soft and as one of the fastest-growing fibers on Earth, it’s sustainable. In fact, if you’re in the market for new bed sheets, these bamboo blend sheets from JCPenney are currently half off. But Seo takes it a step further by suggesting the reuse of the plastic packaging from the JCPenney sheet sets. “They are so durable and useful around the house. In the linen hutch I’ve filled this one with extra personal care essentials like shampoo, face wash, moisturizer, lip balm, toothpaste, a toothbrush and some bars of soap. These bags make great toiletries kits for traveling, too.”

Genius idea! And a great way to prevent having to put the packaging to waste.

Another great tip for the home, Seo uses recycled glass jugs from JCPenney and fills them with organic white and red wines (Bonterra is a good option), adds fresh, organic fruit slices and a touch of sugar. Voila! Organic sangria!!  You’re a clever eco man, Mr. Seo!

Images courtesy of JCPenney

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