“Gym, tanning, laundry.” It is the now-infamous motto of Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and now he is using his tanned influence to go green. Teaming up with The Green Garmento, the reality star has officially put out a green garment bag, to be used for laundry or dry cleaning, rather than single-use plastic bags. The Jersey Shore star’s eco-friendly bag converts from garment bag to hamper to laundry to duffel, and comes in black or green.
Each year, 300 million pounds of plastic garment bags from dry cleaners end up in our landfills and waterways — the switch to re-usable canvas bags is imperative. Many have already made the switch to totes for groceries — California even banned single-use plastic bags in stores. But garment bags have been somewhat overlooked, although bringing your own bag to the dry cleaners is essentially like bringing an extra garment.
The Green Garmento’s 4-in-1 design also comes sans “GTL” logo, for those of us who aren’t Jersey Shore fans. It impressively fits a standard hamper frame, and is available on their website for $9.99-$11.99, or at over 500 dry cleaners nation wide. The Green Garmento also employs Carbon Balanced Shipping through Earth Era, a company that donates 100 percent of the program’s revenue to build new renewable energy facilities in the United States.
Whether you are a Jersey Shore fan or not, The Green Garmento’s bags are an incredible deal, cheaper than laundry bags at most local laundromats. Even if you occasionally get your clothing dry cleaned, these inexpensive bags save our landfills from ripped plastic, because, let’s face it, who can re-use a plastic garment bag from the drycleaner? The Green Garmento says it best, with their motto “Be fantastic…use less plastic!”