GreaterGood has given more than $30 million to non-profit charities around the world since 1999. Learn more.
Skip navigation
Every Purchase Funds Food and Care for Rescued Animals.
Skip navigation

Recycled Water Pack Wallet

Item # 37335
Currently out of stock

Roll over image to zoom in

Put your money where your heart is, with a clever wallet that sends a subtle message about the global impact of plastic packaging and solid waste management. Stitched together from sturdy recycled plastic water sachets, it's an opportunity to educate and inform about the consequences of widespread waste.

Finding value in seemingly valueless materials, the makers of these innovative bags pride themselves on low-energy recycling solutions for the countless drink packets discarded everywhere around Ghana. Due to its ubiquitous presence and indiscriminate disposal in the streets of Ghana, the plastic sachet is recognized regionally as a potent symbol of the solid waste problems faced by the nation. The millions of discarded plastic sachets that are collected by the Trashy Bags group are triple-washed, disinfected, then dried before being turned into durable and eye-catching bags.

  • 100% recycled plastic drink containers
  • Large bill pocket with adjacent zippered pocket
  • Two smaller card pockets with top and side slots
  • Velcro closure
  • Folded: 4" H x 4.5" W (10.2 x 11.4 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Ghana

Shop Green!

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

For bulk pricing on these and other items, please contact our Customer Service department at customerservice@greatergood.com.

People buying this item also bought:

Start Your Day with Faith Car Charm

From $7.00
Special Value!

WonderFunder: Angels Are Closer Than You Think™ Purple Paw Necklace

From $14.95
WonderFunder!™ Angels Are Closer Than You Think Purple Paw Necklace

Divine Chocolate Bar - 1.5 oz

From $1.75
On Sale!

Paws in My Heart Apron

From $10.46
On Sale!

Love Starts Here Purple Paw Bag

From $15.00
Everyday Value!

Blessed By Paws Indoor/Outdoor Mat

$16.95
One of our favorites!

Patchwork Paws Hobo Bag

From $21.99
On Sale!

Paws Galore™ Convertible Bag

$34.95
One of our favorites!

Sunshine Daydream Hooded Jacket

From $35.00
Special Value!

Support Blind Cats

From $10.00

Bark Less Wag More Mug

From $6.96
On Sale!

Pawfect Recipe Measuring Cup Set

From $10.46
On Sale!

Fat Cat Night Light

$12.95
One of our favorites!

Purple Paw Touch Screen Gloves

From $5.00
On Sale!

3 reviews

Recent reviews:

February 15, 2014 - It's stiff and noisy but otherwise I love it. I especially love telling people what it's made of and where I got it.

December 29, 2013 - Cool wallet with lots of useful features. Most don't allow for loose change. Love it!

September 23, 2013 - Well-made, durable. Just wish it had a few more pockets, as I have more cards I'd like to put in it.

Artisan: Trashy Bags

Artisan Trashy Bags

"Every bag that we sell is an opportunity to educate the public about their environment and their responsibility to keep it clean for the good of humanity and of the planet's ecosystems as a whole."

Due to a rising population and an infrastructure that is inadequate to handle the waste that's produced, the nation of Ghana is struggling with issues concerning solid waste management, and as a result, streets, drains, and landfills are overflowing with trash. As is the case with most places in the world, much of this trash could be recycled, but isn't due to a general lack of education, recycling resources, and individual responsibility. One man, armed with a devoted team of over 60 workers, has set out to change this. Stuart A. Gold, a British citizen living in Ghana, is the director of Trashy Bags, an innovative company devoted to creating beautiful products out of what most people would consider garbage.

The company encourages the people of Ghana to collect the millions of discarded plastic sachets and other reusable packaging and bring them to Trashy Bag's facilities, where they are paid a fee per batch of materials. This allows people who would otherwise be out of a job to earn money, acts as a form of supplemental income for others, and encourages the people of Ghana to clean up the streets. Once the plastic is received it is washed three times, disinfected, dried, sorted, and eventually sewn into bags by the 60-plus full-time employees of Trashy Bags. Each finished bag is then packaged with an educational leaflet informing the public of the dangers of littering, and encouraging them to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The effects of cleaning the streets of Ghana are vital and far reaching -- in a country where malaria is still prevalent in poorer households, cleaning up clogged and dirty drains (breeding grounds for mosquitoes) -- is literally a life-saving practice.

More items from Trashy Bags: View all ▸

Popular Now:

Rainbow Delight Touch Screen Gloves

From $7.00
Special Value!

Dog Hair Mug

From $10.46
On Sale!

Delighted Cat Soup Bowl

From $5.99
On Sale!

Paw Print Glass Ornament

From $6.47
50% Off!

"Always At Your Side" Sterling Necklace

From $22.00
Special Value!

Electric Paws Tie-Dye Tee

From $19.99
On Sale!

Delighted Cat Soup Spoon Set

From $6.96
On Sale!

SuperCozy™ Black & White Paw Blanket

From $29.00
Special Value!

Castles for Shelter Cats

From $5.00

Free Ornament with Donation!

Clinging Kitty Outdoor Thermometer

From $10.00
Special Value!

Flannel Paw Lounge Pants

From $16.00
Special Value!

Just Believe Dragonfly Mug

From $6.96
On Sale!

Just Believe Dragonfly Apron

From $10.46
On Sale!

Sterling Dog Silhouette Necklace

From $18.95
One of our favorites!

Cozy Puppy Slippers

From $8.00
Special Value!

Flowering Vines Fleece Wrap Jacket

From $38.00
Special Value!

Red Hot Slipper Socks

From $5.00
Special Value!

WonderFunder: When I Am With My Cat… I Am Complete Car Charm

From $12.95
WonderFunder!™When I Am With My Cat Car Charm

Purple Paw Sweater Boots

From $30.00
Special Value!

Bring You Home Again Garden Stone

From $18.00
Everyday Value!

Purple Paw Two Toned Jacket

From $29.95
One of our favorites!

Help Where It's Most Needed

From $1.00

Free Ornament with Donation!