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5 Pink Ribbon (& Planet Friendly!) Products

5 Pink Ribbon (& Planet Friendly!) Products

October is national breast cancer awareness month, which means it's time to get your pink on. By purchasing pink ribbon products, a portion of proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research or to help fund mammograms. The ironic (and unfortunate) thing about many of the products on the market is that they often contain chemicals that are not only harmful to the environment, but have actually been linked to cancer... no good.

Here at eBay Green Team, we want you to use your pink ribbon purchasing power to choose the greenest pink ribbons possible, ensuring that your dollars still make a contribution to the cure, while supporting companies, products and sellers that don't put more carcinogens out into the world. By searching through eBay Giving Works, I've found five eco-friendly products that sport a pink cause while being totally planet-friendly.

  1. Bamboo Wayfarer Sunglasses: Same trendy design, now available in rapidly-renewable bamboo! ($65)

  2. Recycled Plastic Yoga Mat Bag: Your downward dogs can tread lightly on the planet with this eco-friendly yoga mat bag. Approximately 18 discarded plastic bottles (16 oz. size) are used to make one yard of this fabric. ($28)

  3. Organic Denim Love Tree Coin Purse: Made from organic denim, this vegan Apple & Bee purse is lined with soft bamboo silk. Great for keeping loose change or storing jewelry while traveling. ($26)

  4. 2-Pack Pink Ribbon Stainless Steel Water Bottles: These Breast Cancer Awareness reusable water bottles are 100% stainless steel with BPA-free caps - perfect for you and a friend (plus they come with 2 LED keychain lights for late night walking). ($23.82)

  5. Recycled Paper Wristlet: This cute clutch (with handy wristlet band) is made of recycled paper bags with recycled plastic handles. A zip pocket and snap closure keeps belongings secure. ($30)

If you're an eBay Green Team seller and you're interested in supporting the fight against breast cancer, check out the eBay Giving Works homepage for six easy steps to selling for your favorite nonprofit. You'll be able to pledge to donate anywhere from 10% to 100% of the final sale price of your item, and can choose from more than 18,000 nonprofits. If you list an item make sure to let us know - leave a comment below or chat with us on Twitter or Facebook!

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