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Eco Maniac Company at Old Beach Art & Eco Market. Image by Lori Zontini

Eco Maniac Company was founded in March 2008 by Christina Trapani with some help with her sister Yvette. What started as 10 designs and 1000 reusable grocery bags has turned into an eco-friendly online store and traveling retail store with many options to help you replace single-use plastics in your life. Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse!

We are a Virginia SWaM Certified (Small Women-Owned and Minority Owned Business), micro-business. A Virginia Green certified supplier for our eco-friendly promotions, a member of the LoveVA community for Virginia small businesses through the Retailers Alliance and a Pearl Business through Lynnhaven River NOW.

When we add products to our selection, we want to make sure they meet as many of the following criteria as possible:

  • Reusable
  • Eco Friendly
  • Sustainably made
  • Ethically made (Fair Trade)
  • Made from sustainable materials
  • Replace a similar unsustainable product
Custom printed ToGo Ware
Custom printed To-Go Ware Utensil Sets

We offer custom printed eco-friendly promotional products for your business or organization. From engraved stainless steel straws to custom printed ChicoBags and To-Go Ware Utensil Sets, we are happy to help you find that perfect give-away that will give your logo a planet-friendly marketing edge. Click here for more info.

Find us at the Old Beach Art & Eco Market (in the ViBe Park on 18th & Cypress Ave., Virginia Beach, VA) October – May: third Saturdays, 9 am to Noon; Memorial Day weekend – end of September, every Saturday, 9 am to Noon. Or check our event calendar for special events were you can find us.

Researching balloon-related litter. Image by Kathy O’Hara.

Christina is also involved in several marine debris research and education projects including litter prevention programs and marine debris monitoring projects in Virginia. Click here for more info.

Please view the talk below to learn all about how sea turtles are affected by single-use plastics and how you can change little things in life to help them.


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