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EcoSoft Recycled Paper Products on Sale

Apr 24, 2012

EcoSoft Recycled Paper Products on Sale

Buy EcoSoft recycled paper products on sale this week at Buy toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue  for low, discount prices. Get huge discounts on bulk cases of eco-friendly paper products for high traffic bathrooms and hotels, as well as health care facilities and schools. Choose recycled roll towels, folded towels, bath tissue and facial tissue to stock your restrooms for a green image and patron satisfaction. Fast shipping in 2-3 days when you order from today.

Earth Day Marcal Recycled Paper Products Sale

Apr 16, 2012

Earth Day Sale at Check out the savings on recycled paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, and facial tissue this week only. Sale ends April 23, 2012. Shop now and buy bulk Marcal products for fast delivery in 2-3 days. Free shipping on orders over $75.

Marcal toilet paper and Marcal paper towels are made from recycled paper, and are a high quality and environmentally responsible choice for your janitorial or breakroom cleaning needs.

Marcal Toilet Paper is a white toilet paper, unlike the brown toilet paper that was recently released by Cascades.

Would you use brown toilet paper? Click to answer here, 5 people will receive a reusable shopping bag. Make sure to include your e-mail address to win! Deadline for eligible comments: Earth Day-April 22, 2012.

Glad Garbage Bag Couture

Apr 10, 2012

Last night, Online Marketing Manager Jessica participated in a Aveda “Green Carpet” fashion show in Boston, MA. In celebration of Earth Month, Aveda hosts events worldwide to raise money for clean water foundations.  At the “Green Carpet” the outfits had to consist of recycled materials and cost less than $50 to make, and all makeup & hair products had to be Aveda brand. Aveda brand products have a “green ingredient policy”- to read more, visit Jessica’s dress was made from Glad Recycled Trash Bags– can you even believe it? We call it “Garbage Bag Couture!”

The Pros and Cons of Brown Toilet Paper

Apr 9, 2012

Today we feature a guest post from Stephane Lopez on the new brown toilet paper.

One of the latest trends in consumer marketing is greener products that are better for the environment. Businesses use green or eco-friendly products in an attempt to improve their image, and consumers want to do their part in becoming more eco-conscious. But how will consumers respond to brown toilet paper?

What is Brown Toilet Paper?

Brown toilet paper is bathroom tissue made of 100 percent recycled materials. The manufacturing process reduces or eliminates the amount of bleach used to whiten the paper. Recycled toilet paper uses labels like “unbleached” or “chlorine-free.” Some producers use 100 percent post-consumer materials, such as office paper, which makes the toilet paper gray with darker speckles. To achieve a desirable brown or beige color, producers can use a percentage of recovered cardboard. To reduce the amount of waste even further, some companies are eliminating the use of cardboard tubes inside of the roll.

Benefits to the Consumer

Since the production cost of recycled bathroom tissue is lower, companies can reduce the price for customers. Consumers are more willing to purchase environmentally friendly products, and purchasing greener products gives them satisfaction. Many consumers would be happy to buy brown toilet paper, especially if it came at a reduced cost.

Benefits to the Environment

When comparing white and brown toilet paper, the environmental impacts are vastly diverse. Since brown toilet paper uses only recycled materials, there is no need to cut down more trees for production. By eliminating the use of chlorine and other bleaching agents, the production process consumes about 50 percent less energy than white toilet paper. Conventional toilet paper pollutes the waterways by producing harmful dioxins from bleach, dyes and fragrances. Some of the negative effects of dioxins include increased cancer risks and developmental problems. Brown toilet paper does not use such chemicals, so the water is safer for humans and the environment.

Downsides of Brown Toilet Paper

Some companies believe that consumers have a preference for white toilet paper because the color white is associated with cleanliness. Some consumers are concerned that recycled bathroom tissue will not be as soft as the plush, two-ply brands. Top producers have eliminated this concern by implementing recycled cardboard in their product to achieve a softer texture.

Will Brown Toilet Paper Sell to Modern Consumers?

Studies performed on consumers indicate that the majority would consider buying this type of product. The initial response is negative, but once consumers feel the softness, they are pleasantly surprised. Cascades’ opinion is that consumers are ready to switch to brown toilet paper. Consumers are accustomed to using brown napkins and paper towels, so toilet paper is the next logical step in eco-friendly practices.

Stephanie Lopez’s passion for people and the environment has lead her to pursue a career in writing. At this time, Stephanie is working as a part-time writer for specializing in Disaster Insurance.

Would You Use Brown Toilet Paper?

Respond in the comments below: 5 people will receive a reusable shopping bag. Make sure to include your e-mail address to win! Deadline for eligible comments: Earth Day-April 22, 2012.

Toilet Paper vs. The Bidet: Bathroom Facts

Jul 7, 2011

I’m sure just about everyone knows what a bidet is, however I have never used one, and neither has anyone that I know.  Using toilet paper is simply ingrained in our society – we can’t picture using something else.  With all of the talk lately however about eco-friendly products and being more environmentally conscious, the bidet warrants a bit of discussion. 

I’ll be honest – the only experience I have had with a bidet is seeing one in the scene of the Crocodile Dundee movie, where he is in the hotel in New York trying to figure out what it is.  Personally, the thought of using one would make me cringe a bit, and I imagine the majority of Americans feel the same way.  However, in European, Asian, and Latin American countries where the bidet is common, they probably feel the same way about toilet paper.

Advantages of a bidet:

Less irritating than toilet paper.

More hygienic than toilet paper.

Reduces toilet paper usage greatly:  America uses approximately 26 billion rolls of toilet paper per year – about 23.6 rolls per person.  Roughly 10 million trees have to be pulped to accommodate this much toilet paper.  Bidets being the norm would greatly reduce these numbers.  Even if everyone began using recycled toilet paper the amount of natural resources needed would be greatly reduced.

Saves water:  You might think a bidet would cause more water consumption, but you likely won’t have to ever flush twice due to large amounts of toilet paper, and if bidets were used more they would cut down on the amount of water needed for the process of creating toilet paper itself.  Each year alone almost 470 billion gallons of water are used to create toilet paper.

Save yourself money:  Depending on the size of your family (and the model of bidet you get) a bidet could pay for itself after about 1 year with the amount of money you would save by using substantially less toilet paper. 

Bidets certainly do have advantages.  What are your thoughts on them?  Post your opinion in the comments section!

Review Us on Facebook- Tell Us What You Think!

Jun 7, 2011

Tell Us What You Think for a Free Canister of Wipes!

Review us on Facebook and tell us what you think of our service. How do you like our products, our website, our customer service? Do you use our shopping list feature? What could we do better?

For your feedback, we will send you a free sample canister of Green Works Wipes*, a natural eco-friendly cleaning wipe that is biodegradable. Use these pre-moistened wipes to clean grease, grime and dust in your home or office.

Thank you for your participation and for shopping at . We look forward to improving based upon your comments!

*While supplies last.

Marcal Recycled Paper Products Sale For Arbor Day

Apr 25, 2011

Save trees & save on Marcal Recycled Paper Products

In celebration of Arbor Day, this Friday April 29, we are putting Marcal Recycled Paper Products on sale!

There are recycled paper napkins, facial tissue, paper towels and toilet paper on sale this week. Sale  prices are valid until 5/2/11. Save trees and shop recycled paper products today!

Tips for Washing Linens: Use Natural Laundry Detergent

Mar 23, 2011

Using green laundry detergent from brands such as Seventh Generation or Clorox GreenWorks may help prolong the life of your linens. Natural laundry detergents are more environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and made from all-natural, plant-derived ingredients. They are gentle enough so they won’t irritate sensitive skin, but strong enough to lift out stains.

Check out the article below for more tips for washing laundry from the Holland Sentinel. Though they are specifically referring to sheets and towels, these tips can be applied to any type of laundry.

We use sheets and towels daily, but given proper care, they can last for years. And while prolonging the life of the items we own isn’t as obviously green as, say, recycling, this practice helps conserve resources and save money.

The life expectancy of your linens depends on how much use they get, says Linda Cobb, who offers cleaning advice under the name The Queen of Clean.

Putting sheets right back on the bed will cause them to wear out a little faster, says Cobb, but the tradeoff is saving time with folding, particularly those tedious fitted sheets. A few other simple steps can help prolong the life of these household staples.

1. Use the right product

Your choice of detergent certainly matters for laundry items, but also the environment.

“Harsh detergents and bleaches break down fabric fibers,” says Cobb, who personally recommends the Vaska line. She recommends using “quality, safe, natural laundry products” to extend the life of linens.

2. Read the label

Check labels and wash sheets and towels at the recommended water temperature; some items call for a gentle wash cycle or should not be bleached. Most Americans also use too much detergent, according to the Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science, especially as washers become more efficient and detergents more concentrated. Excess suds can re-deposit soiling matter on your laundry.

3. Don’t let soiling build up

Unlike blue jeans, which benefit from fewer washes, going too long between launderings for sheets and towels causes dark discoloration to build up that won’t necessarily wash out. Cobb recommends pre-treating any spots so stains don’t set in.

4. Thoroughly dry items before putting them away

Still-damp sheets and towels can harbor bacteria and mold, according to the American Cleaning Institute, formerly the Soap and Detergent Association. This is also true of damp linens stuffed in a hamper, or towels that don’t dry out fully between uses.

5. Line dry when possible

That fuzzy buildup in your dryer’s lint tray is made up of fibers that used to be part of your sheets and towels. This is normal for newly purchased items, says Cobb. But each trip to the dryer eats away, ever so slightly, at your linens. If weather and local ordinances permit, hang out your linens to dry and cut down on both energy use and wear and tear. If you do use the dryer, be sure to clean out the lint trap after every use.

Did you know?

Concentrated versions of laundry detergent and fabric softener use 15 to 50 percent less material than traditional packaging, according to the American Cleaning Institute.

If you happen to be buying new linens, Egyptian cotton is known for having a long lifespan. Organic cotton and cotton-bamboo blends are generally grown using sustainable methods.

Kimberly Clark Toilet Paper Goes Tube Free

Oct 27, 2010

Scott Tube Free Toilet PaperNext month, Kimberly-Clark is unveiling a new product for retail stores. Coreless toilet paper in household roll sizes!

Of course, there are already coreless toilet paper rolls sold, generally wholesale for businesses and high volume toilet paper dispensers.

Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper will be sold at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores throughout the Northeast.

Why go coreless?

An estimated 17 billion cardboard tubes are thrown away each year, enough to circle the Earth’s equator more than 45 times, as reported in USA Today. Some people use the cardboard tubes from toilet paper for arts and craft projects, but most end up in the trash. The new tube free toilet paper may appeal to environmental groups.

Our own Toilet Paper King, Kenn Fischburg, said that some toilet paper cardboard tubes actually end up flushed down the toilet. In an interview with AOL News, he said,

You’d be surprised at how many people clog up toilets with the cardboard tubes. You run out of paper and, out of anger, shove the tube in the toilet, or people will do that as a prank.

The tube free toilet paper rolls will retain their shape without the core and still fit on standard toilet paper dispenser spindles.

Are you going to go coreless? Or do you reuse the cardboard for other uses?

Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Art

Aug 3, 2010

Here is another example of using toilet paper rolls as art. Artist Yuken Teruya uses cardboard toilet paper tubes as the basis for a cut out of a tree, as though the tree is springing into life from the toilet paper roll itself. Intensely detailed branches carved into the cardboard give these sculptures an atmosphere of stillness and beauty.

Thanks to Lost at E Minor for the pic!


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