Hanger Hampers: Another Green Product
Those wiry, metal hangers from dry cleaners are a hassle to deal with. Most people just throw them away, which explains why billions of them end up in landfills. If plastics don't decompose, what about all these metal hangers?
In addition to being a household nuisance in clogging up closet space and an environmental snafu in clogging up landfills, these metal hangers are also imported from China, which increases their carbon footprint.
These same hangers are also costly for dry cleaners to buy from overseas manufacturers, which explains why dry cleaners ask their customers to return the unwanted wire hangers so that they can reuse them. Some cleaners even offer discount coupons as an incentive, but at the consumers' end, it's simply too much of a hassle returning those metal hangers to the dry cleaners. Saving, collecting, and transporting those difficult to grasp, impossible to stack hangers with sharp points that tear through plastic bags like a hot knife through butter, becomes a practical deterrent even for eco-conscious consumers.
But now, with the Hanger Hamper, it's a lot easier. This innovative product folds flat for easy storage or transport; its triangular shape enables it to nestle in any corner of your bedroom or closet; its comfortable handles makes it easy to carry and transport; and perhaps best of all, it stores standard sized hangers of any kind.
So, even if you don't patronize dry cleaners and don't have a single one of those detestable metal hangers to deal with in your home, this product still offers the practical solution in terms of storing your extra wooden or plastic hangers that are gathering dust and cobwebs in your closet and laundry room.
The Hanger Hamper is made of the same non-woven, post-consumer material as reusable grocery bags. Though washable, the product comes with a non-washable insert that gives the bottom form and sturdiness, so it doesn't do well in a washing and dryer, but when it comes time to clean, spot cleaning with a damp cloth or sponge works just fine.
The product is manufactured in China due to a lack of manufacturers here in the U.S., but using such a product will still go a long way in reducing, reusing, and recycling. The dry cleaners will be grateful for the cost-savings, Mother Nature will thank you, and besides, a better organized, neat closet enables you to get ready efficiently in the morning, making it a tad easier for you to start the day right.