I received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While I consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, my review is my honest opinion and thoughts of this product.
The goal of TerraCycle and Yak Pak is to reduce waste and the use of all our natural resources, all the while creating great products for consumers to enjoy. Their business practices are sustainable.
Terra Cycle also gives back to charity.
Yak Pak Backpack – Retail $23.99
The Yak Pak is made of upcycled, repurposed billboard material. It is super durable, it feels really thick, just think of the material billboards are made of. It is also water resistant and comes with a lifetime warranty. Can’t get better than that, eh?
Their definition of upcycled – “The practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use adn value.”
Their definition of repurposed – “To use or convert for use in another format or product.”
We love hearing about innovative companies and the way they use or in this case reuse trash. One of my clients does this and it is such a wonderful way to create new products out of things we would normally just discard and fill landfills with.
The Yak Pak is just as they describe. I was surprised to learn that billboards were made out of such a thick material, but once I thought about it I remembered a sign we had made five years ago and realized that billboards would have to be durable with the weather elements that they have to endure.
What else can I say? I have written so many reviews this week and especially today that I fear that I am going to sound redundant soon. But we really like the Yak Pak. We gave it to our son for his school supplies and he’s thrilled with it. Time will tell how durable it is compared to other backpacks we have in the house, as we have a few canvas style ones and then the Disney one our daughter received.