Friday, March 07, 2008

Seventh Generation

I have happened upon a socially and environmentally responsible company that I am proud to do business with. According to their website (link also in title), they have been around for 15 years but I only just found them. I use their toilet paper but will be on the look out for other products that they put out so I can make a small change in whatever way I can to make this earth a better place for those that come after me.

They have a blog that I have added to my reader so I can get an idea of what other options might be out there. I might end up linking them on my blog as well, but for now, I will be happy to just read and educate myself.

I have put a button my sidebar to the company website so you can check them out anytime you want. I know that at least a few of you will find this as interesting info. In the meantime, here are some astounding facts found on their label that might help persuade some of the naysayers...
"If every household in the US replaced just one-4 pack of 400 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled ones, we could save:
  • 1,450,000 trees
  • 3.7 million cubic feet of landfill space, equal to over 5,500 full garbage trucks
  • 523 million gallons of water, a year's supply for over 4,100 families of four
  • avoid 89,000 pounds of chlorinated pollution.

Recycling paper prevents unnecessary landfilling of valuable resources. In addition to saving trees, producing recycled paper uses less water and energy than paper made from trees."

Update- had to remove the button on my sidebar because they redid their website and no longer have gifs or jpegs to use as buttons....unfortunate but true.


Chicken said...

They sell this company's products at Natures (Wold Oats). I also buy 100% recycled TP from Trader Joes but it is their brand.

Mind Sprite said...

I use their trash bags, laundry detergent and dishwashing soap :) They all seem to work pretty well.

Our kitchen sink and washing machine drain directly into our back yard (old house...don't ask), so we felt it was important to switch to something biodegradable and non-chemicaly.

Haha said...

Their is another brand of TP that we use at work and it is called Marcel. You can buy it at Costco and it is made from 100% recycled paper and it is really good quality. I realize you cannot purchase it where you are, but it is good to know there are others out there doing something for mother earth!