Recycled Materials Crafts

Keepin it Green By Upcycling

Posted by our guest blogger Kristen Beer from With a Grain of Salt.

I’m so lucky to be a part of an amazing team of women who make up the company Green Kid Crafts. It’s an organization we all truly believe in. I’m constantly impressed by the people I get to work with and how each of us has taken so much ownership of the company down to the last bag of glitter and craft stick.

This company is an important part of our community. It employs local moms who care deeply about the products and the message. Each science and craft kit is lovingly assembled by each member of our operations team.

As we sat in our monthly team meeting last week, we started discussed how we reuse and recycle all the packaging which comes with the individual items which make up the Green Kid’s Craft kits.

One special facet of our local community is our “Buy Nothing” page on Facebook. Anyone who lives in the area can offer or ask for anything for free. If you don’t have one, you should start one! It’s a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and save money. Whenever we are finished assembling our kits, we recycle the packaging and containers the individual items came in by offering things up to our community. We  have developed quite a second hand market for the cardboard boxes, bins, and bags after they’ve been emptied of the fun  items we’ve packed into each kit!

Just last month, I packed a kit which came with feathers. The feathers came in zip-lock bags and I offered them on the Buy Nothing page. Another mom in the neighborhood came and picked them up from me to use for her crafting club to hold her own crafting supplies.

Our community is centered around the local elementary school which has benefited many times from our post-consumer products. Many of the items which might normally be considered as trash become the key to organizing school supplies in the classrooms.

From hiding scented objects for dogs in training to find to moving boxes, to organizing the Legos and displaying karate belts, we are always discovering new ways to keep our process as sustainable as possible. If nothing else, whatever is left gets recycled. Green Kid Crafts has made a commitment to it’s customers and to the environment to offer the best quality products which “promote growth of the whole child” helping to raise the next generation of creative leaders as well as maintaining natural, sustainable, and responsible products and business practices.

We, the faithful employees of GKC, aim to honor that commitment in every way possible by ensuring that every piece of packaging and trash we generate is either thoughtfully disposed of or reused as much as possible.

In addition to being  a Green America Certified Business and a part of 1% For the Planet, the products we help to bring to our customers have received so many awards recognizing the quality and commitment to promoting positive change in the world. That change has been started right here in our community, the home of Green Kid Crafts.

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These are some of the amazing achievements of Green Kid Crafts, a kid-loved parent approved STEM science and craft subscription box that is 100% Made in the USA!

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