Written: Monday, June 28, 2010
500 SUVs by Christopher M. Bohan
500 SUVs sit idling, air conditioners running, in the parking lot of the hot new mega-store - Store Store. In just three short hours, Store Store would be opening.
Inside Store Store is a massive display for Eartha – the first in a line of Eco-Friendly dolls made by the company 3Rs (Recycle, Reuse, Replenish). Eartha is comprised of all recycled materials and is assembled on machines made of recycled steel that are powered by a fuel developed by 3R Founder and CEO, Ken Starwell. The fuel is a combination of human waste and cigarette butts. Disgusting? Yes. Efficient? Double yes. Made in the USA? Triple yes and a ‘You Bet!’
Each Eartha is unique due to its recycled nature. Her eyes are buttons swept from the floor of a clothing factory. Her patchwork body is made from scraps of clothing that Goodwill couldn’t sell. The workers who assemble the dolls used to work in China for a company that makes dolls out of non Eco-Friendly materials.
500 SUVs are dripping wet with condensation just waiting to save the earth – one Eartha at a time.