Hot or Not: Smart Stone
Trent Johnson
Jun 30, 2009

I came across these Smart Stones at an unnamed big box retailer last week. It turns out they're made from recycled shopping bags, weigh less than conventional stone and look pretty much like the real thing. What's not to like?

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According to the box, approximately 80 shopping bags go into EACH Smart Stone. I couldn't find the stones anywhere online except at QVC. According to QVC's Web site, their Smart Stone is made of recycled plastic AND wood yet weighs less than 5 lbs. While they're made by the same manufacturer, I believe the ones I saw in person were different since they touted being made from only paper bags.

Regardless, the benefits of the smart stone are as follows:

  • Made from recycled materials

  • Lighter weight (reduced transportation costs and easier to carry)

  • Made in the U.S.

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