Recycling is great, especially when the recycled products make the original producer of the product just a wee bit angry.
Apparently Target stores didn’t like the use of their logo on the handbags, but who cares? Target and their legal department care so much that they have forced the handbag designer to remove all bags with their logo, which is copyrighted material. Not to mention that it kind of “hurts” their reputation to be throwing away so many plastic bags just because they didn’t quite turn out right.
You can see a picture of the offending handbag using the CNN.com link below. I decided not to post it here – don’t want to infringe on any copyrights.
American companies produce 7.6 BILLION tons of waste each year.
During the past four years, Ecoist said, it has sold more than 100,000 accessories created by its designers in Peru and Miami, Florida. The bags — some of them one-of-a-kind — are priced from about $30 for smaller versions to about $180 for larger ones.