Green Smart: Going Green With What You Carry! Review and Giveaway CLOSED!!

Do you realize how much garbage we create in one day? Have you ever stopped to consider how much your family throws away daily? As Americans, we often use things for convenience without any thought to how bad it is for our environment, for our bodies, or just how wasteful it is.



GreenSmart is a company trying to change all of that! Their vision was to take the waste that we create through plastic bottles and change them into a product that is good for us, the evironment, and does not create more waste. Did you know that each person in America throws away an average of 230 plastic bottles a year? "This is enough to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium in California every 2 weeks!" (Taken from GreenSmart's site)

That is ridiculous! In order to compensate for all that garbage, GreenSmart has taken those bottles and has created bags. I think this is tremendously neat! You can purchase a laptop bag from GreenSmart knowing that is good for the environment and has actually put to use some of the very water bottles you may have disposed of.

GreenSmart also just recently came out with products called Neogreene. These products are unique because not only are they green but toxic-free unlike neoprene. It has a rubber foam feel without the toxins of rubber foams or neoprene.

I had the opportunity to review GreenSmart's neogreene water bottle tote along with an Innate stainless steel water bottle. What I loved about this tote was that it was extremely lightweight, very durable, and waterproof. Stainless steel water bottle are great for you and the environment but they tend to get very cold and sweat alot. The neogreene tote absorbs the water so you don't have water droplets everywhere. My first thought when I heard this was that the tote could then have the potential to grow mold.

This is a great feature of neogreene - it is very hygenic and has a closed cell structure making it resistent to mold and mildew. I love this feature! I also love the hook that this on the tote making it easy to tote around and attach to the diaper bag or any bag I would want to attach it to.

You can purchase the totes starting at $13 and neogreene laptop bags starting at $25. Not a bad price for something that is made to last!

GreenSmart
knows that you will love their products so much that they have decided to give one reader their one Innate stainless steel water bottle and GreenSmart Neogreene tote!


This giveaway is now CLOSED!!!

Thank you, GreenSmart, for sponsoring this giveaway and for making products that are not only good for our environment but good for those of us that use them! I look forward to seeing more the great products that you produce!

Disclosure: This review is based on my own opinion of the GreenSmart Neogreene Water Bottle Tote. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent a Neogreene Water Bottle Tote and an Innate Stainless Steel Water bottle to review and keep. No one from GreenSmart was involved in the writing of this post.

175 comments:

Kjerstin said...

Neogreene does not absorb water so it will not mold! Yay!

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Lindsey said...

I love that Neogreene is non-toxic...does not contain phthalates, VOCs, chlorine, or metals!! Safe for me and my family!!

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It's great that Neogreene is considered non-toxic because there are no phthalates, VOCs, chlorine, or metals! Woohoo!!

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Tj and Amy said...

I learned Aside from the compression and elastic benefits of neogreene, it first offers a clear environmental advantage in comparison to neoprene and rubber foams.

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Anonymous said...

I learned that Neogreene is non-toxic and the case will not get moldy.

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nerogreen is very strong which means it will last long and its light weight.
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Sylvia said...

Neogreene is the GreenSmart trade name for the collection of products made from a proprietary formulation of thermoplastic elastomer foam.
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Liz said...

I learned that neogreene consumes 25% less energy to manufacture and 25% less petroleum to produce.

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eclairre said...

Neogreene takes 25% less energy to manufacture and 25% less petroleum to produce.

bridget3420 said...

I learned that it doesn't absorb water.

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Lynette Van said...

I like the fact that the foam in NeoGreene is longer lasting because of it's high-resiliency to hot and cold. Also like the fact that the material is the one that obsorbs the water, not the foam so there is less chance of mold and mildew. Great idea.
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Bonita12 said...

Neogreene consumes 25% less energy to manufacture and 25% less petroleum to produce.

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rebecca said...

I like that it's durable as it was created for use in automotives!

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Neas Nuttiness said...

Because neogreene is a closed-cell structure it does not absorb water. This benefit means that when the laminated fabrics get wet, it is the fabric that dries, not the entire package, as a sponge with fabric would, eliminating the potential for mold or mildew to form in a wet foam layer.

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Laura said...

I love that they are safe and non-toxic!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

Neogreene consumes 25% less energy to make and 25% less petroleum to produce.
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Beth @ Spots On My Apples said...

I like that it does not absorb water so it cannot form mold or mildew layers.

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Aubrie Williams said...

It won't mold. cool!
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I learned that "Neogreene packages (foam plus the fabrics glued to it) are only constructed using water-based adhesives."

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Jay said...

It is non toxic which is great with little ones!
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Danielle said...

It offers a clear environmental advantage in comparison to neoprene and rubber foams.

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Anonymous said...

I learned how hygenic this product is and how it will not mold. I really like that.
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~JEWEL~ said...

Neogreene packages (foam plus the fabrics glued to it) are only constructed using water-based adhesives. This eliminates the dependence on solvent based adhesives, which generally contain toluene and dimethyl formaldehyde

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Hygienic
Because neogreene is a closed-cell structure it does not absorb water. This benefit means that when the laminated fabrics get wet, it is the fabric that dries, not the entire package, as a sponge with fabric would, eliminating the potential for mold or mildew to form in a wet foam layer

jbeckett said...

I learned that Neogreene provides the unique physical properties of traditional rubber foam products but with the processing efficiency of plastics.

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Neogreene is the GreenSmart trade name for the collection of products made from a proprietary formulation of thermoplastic elastomer foam.

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slb3334 said...

It is 50 percent lighter in volume than neoprene.

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Anonymous said...

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nick said...

wont mold and its not made in the usa

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Carol EL said...

I learned-Since TPE Foams are injected with Hydrogen in the foaming process, it results in a material 50% lighter than neoprene by volume. This benefit appears in the transportation costs of neogreene vs. neoprene. Carol-jelly15301@gmail.com

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erma said...

I learned that Neogreene is the GreenSmart trade name for the collection of products made from a proprietary formulation of thermoplastic elastomer foam.
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denyse said...

Lightweight

Since TPE Foams are injected with Hydrogen in the foaming process, it results in a material 50% lighter than neoprene by volume. This benefit appears in the transportation costs of neogreene vs. neoprene.

Kate said...

It's about 50% lighter than neoprene, meaning it is even greener because the cost of transporting it is even less! plus the fact that it eliminates mold and mildew growth is awesome!!

thanks

Anonymous said...

It's non-toxic and doesn't mold. Works for me!

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Nikki57 said...

Because neogreene is a closed-cell structure it does not absorb water, which means no mold!!


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metalmomma said...

TPE foams were first created to replace rubber in automotive applications because of its high-resiliency to both extreme hot and cold conditions. This resilience allows for neogreene to provide a greater range of temperatures where it will continue to provide cushion and elastic properties.

Egare1 said...

The closed-cell structure of neogreene doesn't absorb water, so it won't mold. Yay! For no mold!

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mogrill said...

Neoprene doesnt absorb water which prevents molding! cool! Thanks for the chance.
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Neogreene consumes 25% less energy to make and 25% less petroleum to produce. letessha@yahoo.com

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I learned that Neogreene can be reformed and reused.
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Saebbe said...

I learned that it is injected with hydrogen in the foaming process so that it's 50% lighter than regular neoprene. Very cool.

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I learned that Neogreene is the GreenSmart trade name for the collection of products made from a formulation of thermoplastic elastomer foam.

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It's lightweight and waterproof!

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It's non toxic and super light!

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FDP 4 Life said...

Water-Based Lamination

Neogreene packages (foam plus the fabrics glued to it) are only constructed using water-based adhesives. This eliminates the dependence on solvent based adhesives, which generally contain toluene and dimethyl formaldehyde. No neoprene supplier, that we have found, has yet to find an alternative lamination method for fabrics to neoprene rubber other than solvent based adhesives. In many cases, it is these adhesives that contain the VOCs which off-gas the distinctive odor popularly associated with neoprene.

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Gianna said...

It does not absorb water so it cannot form mold or mildew layers..

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Sarah C said...

That was actually a really interesting read! I thought it was neat that "because neogreene is a closed-cell structure it does not absorb water. This benefit means that when the laminated fabrics get wet, it is the fabric that dries, not the entire package, as a sponge with fabric would, eliminating the potential for mold or mildew to form in a wet foam layer."

I hate sponge smell so that's awesome!

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Neogreene consumes 25% less energy to manufacture and 25% less petroleum to produce!

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Because neogreene is a closed-cell structure it does not absorb water. This benefit means that when the laminated fabrics get wet, it is the fabric that dries, not the entire package, as a sponge with fabric would, eliminating the potential for mold or mildew to form in a wet foam layer

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Auntie Nessa said...

I learned this bottle is going to LAST me! :oD

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Sonya said...

Neogreene packages (foam plus the fabrics glued to it) are only constructed using water-based adhesives

Nickolay said...

Neogreene is non-toxic and the case will not get moldy.


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naynays1 said...

It's great that Neogreene is considered non-toxic because there are no phthalates, VOCs, chlorine, or metals. Thanks for the chance.

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

TPE foams were first created to replace rubber in automotive applications because of its high-resiliency to both extreme hot and cold conditions. This resilience allows for neogreene to provide a greater range of temperatures where it will continue to provide cushion and elastic properties!

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Sarah Z said...

Neogreene is high-resiliency to both extreme hot and cold conditions!
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Neogreene is considered Toxic-Free because there are no phthalates, VOCs, chlorine, nor metals that are traditionally comprised in neoprene. Thank you

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Kathy said...

Neogreene packages (foam plus the fabrics glued to it) are only constructed using water-based adhesives. Thanks for the giveaway.