A few weeks ago I was sent a set of M&M Eco Speakers from TerraCycle to try. I have to say, I am pretty impressed with the quality of sound these tiny little speakers can project. The best part, they are eco-friendly!
The M&M Eco Speakers are portable, lightweight speakers that are made with recycled materials. Their 3.5 mm universal plug allows you to play music from your iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, laptop, or computer. I was very excited to try these out on my iPod, iPhone, and iPad. When you get them, they come flat and you simply fold them to form the speakers. It is very easy to do!
These little speakers pack a big punch. I was very impressed with their sound quality. They worked great on my iPod Nano and my iPhone 4. I do have to point out that they didn’t work that well for the iPad. The sound quality from the iPad was better without the speakers, but I would highly recommend these for iPhones and iPods.
Since they fold down and are lightweight, they are very portable and would be very easy to pack in a suitcase. The other great thing about these speakers is the fact that they are made with recycled materials. TerraCycle upcycles and recycles traditionally non-recyclable waste (including drink pouches, chip bags, toothbrushes and many more) into a large variety of consumer products. These products keep waste out of our landfills and contribute to a cleaner world.
How TerraCycle Works
TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches to upcycled backpacks.
You can find out more about how this whole process works by visiting the TerraCycle website here: How TerraCycle works
These speakers would be a great gift for a wide variety of people this holiday season. I think teenagers would especially love them because they are fun and trendy. They would also make a nice gift for the person in your life that is conscientious about the environment. Really, these would be a great gift for anyone that wants the ability to play music from their iPod, MP3 player, iPhone, laptop or computer.
In addition to the speakers, TerraCycle offers a variety of other upcycled gifts that would be great for anyone. Check them out:
Travel Items: Toiletry Case (Dopp Kit), Tote Bag, and Lunch Sack
These light, water and stain resistant bags are upcycled from tents and the perfect gift for the traveler or outdoor enthusiast! The lightweight material won’t weigh down a suitcase, and makes the tote bag, lunch sack and dopp kit practical for any trip or excursion. Each item is handmade in the U.S. from a different tent part, giving it a distinctive, custom design.
SPR: $37.00 – $46.00
Coin Pouch, Tote, and iPad Case
Looking for a bag that will last through rain, sleet or snow? TerraCycle’s Mail Bag products are made in the USA from retired United States Postal Service mail sacks. Each mail sack has its own distinct history! The graphics, rivets and worn look of the bags will vary, making each bag completely unique. These make great holiday gifts for anyone who likes one-of-a-kind accessories. The pouch is perfect for stashing cash, credit cards and keys. The iPad case protects your device with a gentle ultrasuede lining with an outside pocket perfect for chargers. The spacious tote also includes a convenient outside pocket.
SPR: $14.00 – $84.00
Help the garden-lover in your life grow flourishing plants with this recycled plastic watering can! Made from granola packaging, this product keeps wrappers and used plastics out of landfills and prevents new plastic from being made. The design is narrow, making it easy to carry and store. The diffuser spreads the water evenly and gently. 100% Recycled and made in the USA.
Give this plant caddy to someone who wants to beautify his or her patio or home! This nifty plant caddy is made using juice pouches and offers strong support to move heavy potted & container garden plants. Four spinning wheels help to easily move plants around. 100% Recycled and Made in the USA.
Material: Upcycled M&M’s and Chips Packaging
Give the gift of music with Eco-Nation and Terracycle’s small, portable; upcycled electronic speakers made from 80% recycled materials. The speakers are foldable and battery-free with a 3.5 mm universal plug, perfect for iPods, MP3 players, your laptop, or Smart Phone. From wrapper to music blaster, the speakers are 57 mm in diameter with a max power input of 2 watts.
For the first time in history, “I ate my homework” can actually be true; well, almost. TerraCycle turns empty food packaging into school supplies like unique backpacks, pencil cases, notebooks and more! This will be the only time your scholar will be excited to go to school and it’s a great way for your students to take note on how important recycling can be.
SPR: $1.99 – $19.00
Written by Nicole O.
Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch was provided a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are our own.