Giveaway – Recycled Map Stationery

I love everything about recycling and reusing! I find it fascinating that we are able to turn used items into something else usable. I was looking around and found this stationary above and I thought how neat! Old maps turned into stationary! I love it!

The artist that came up with this particular idea is Chris Ryan, a publisher of outdoor recreation and guide books. He has a love for maps and that passion led him to an unusual side business. Walking on the campus of a local university, he saw a foot-high stack of out-of-date U.S. government topographic maps and charts being thrown out. “Something clicked,” Ryan said. He rescued them and found someone to transform them into envelopes, which he used to ship his books. He was surprised, though, when clients began requesting his unique envelopes as well as his publications. The demand kept growing and he soon began manufacturing stationery and envelopes in all sizes. Now he buys up to 15 tons of outdated maps at a time to meet his market’s demands.

I found these on The Recycled Map Stationery Sampler Pack contains twenty-five sheets of 8-1/2″ x 11″ stationery (may be used in both printers and copy machines) and 85 envelopes in assorted sizes. Each sampler consists of products from several different maps and the colors, while varied, are compatible. No two sets are exactly alike. Write on the plain side of the stationery and affix a plain mailing label for addresses on the envelope, if the map is too dark to write on. is a web-based gallery of unique, well-made and environmentally friendly gifts. Their natural and recycled products are eco-friendly and sustainable. They’re unique works of art for people who care about our planet.

I haven’t seen the stationery in person, but I thought my readers would love to win a set. I love all kinds of stationery. I collect quite a bit, although I don’t seem to use it as much as I should.:) (If anyone wants to know what to buy me for Christmas or my birthday, this would be great!)

Reena at eco-artware has kindly offered one Mommy Has to Work reader, a chance to win a set of the Recycled Map Stationery Sampler Pack.

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  1. the Arghand Soap "Pebbles" Sampler looks nice

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  4. I really like the Folding Wild Cherry Wood Serving Tongs, too!

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  8. I love the stuff made out of the old road signs and the typewriter keys! Everything is SOOOO cool!!!

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  10. FranticMommy says:

    Love the recycled blackboard clock!
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  11. FranticMommy says:

    I am a follower!
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  13. Shopping Frugal says:

    I really like the MBTA transit token/cuff links. These would make a great gift for my FIL.

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  18. Maggie- says:

    I love the elephant sweater toy- so cute! what a great site and ways to reuse!

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  20. The chalkboard clock is awesome! Would be a great addition to our school room!

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  22. Whoa, the Black and White Transit Chair is so cool!

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  25. Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl says:

    That Dragonfly Wish Box is so pretty. "The artists, Jim Mullan and Tori Rhoades, create jewelry from recycled watch parts and found objects for their company, Mullanium." I'm always in awe of people who can look beyond the original purpose for something and create something new.

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  29. I love the grow a note cards. Hope I win!

  30. I like the bicycle chain frame and the grow a note cards.
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  31. I love the bowls made out of records. I made some a few years back, but they don't look nearly as cool as these do!

  32. OMgoodness so many cool things today! 🙂

    I love the recycled record cuff and the gosling sweater critter for my baby Kyiah.

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  36. Misusedinnocence says:

    I really like the record label coasters!

  37. Bombtastic Belle says:

    I lvoe the record lable coasters 🙂

  38. I really like the Recycled Cardboard Skull Wreath.

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  41. .j.e.n.p.c. says:

    well, i'm a purse fanatic so i love love love the recycled juice pack tote! i really want to buy it but gosh it's a lot lol!

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  42. I think the firehose belt is cool.
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  46. joeandbridge says:

    I Love the Cotten Patchwork Hat.
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    I now follow your blog. Thanks!
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  52. love the blackboard clock

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  54. littlepurpleroom says:

    Recycled Multi-Color Juice Pack Tote Bag

    I love this. So colorful. Reminds me of the gum wrapper chains I made when I was a kid.

    Also love the stationary. And the jewelry made with old coke bottle glass.

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  56. Coupon Teacher says:

    The pebble soaps looked really cute and modern!

  57. I love the transit chairs !

    What creative people on there. Thanks for the giveaway, very neat stationery. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  58. joeandbridge says:
  59. I like the Wristwatch with a Typewriter Key Band.

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  61. The Recycled cardboard skull wreath
    is great!

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  62. little bird says:

    i think the recycled chop sticks bowl is pretty cool
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  64. I love this "Skye is our resident floor inspector." Just like my cat.

    And of course all the typewriter things!

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  67. I love the elephant sweater creature.

  68. The tote made from recycled fire hose is very attractive.

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  71. Okay, the folding basket made out of chopsticks was so cool looking! I'm really curious to know how the folding/unfolding works!

    What an awesome company!


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    I love the Black and White Recycled Telephone Wire Basket!
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  78. I love the chalkboard clock – It is super cool!

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  79. Anne - mommyhastowork says:

    contest closed!!