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The Origins of Recycling and the Recycling Symbol

Recycling has only been a national program for the past 40 years, but nowadays it seems as commonplace as sliced bread. We’ve all seen the recycling symbol and know what it means, we recognize that the blue plastic bins are for recyclable materials only, and we are familiar with what materials can be grouped together [keep reading...]

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15 Biodegradable Products You’ll Use

Care Mail Peanuts -Made from corn and potato starch. Dissolves in water and won’t pollute ground water. Please take note of the white and green color theme found in this post. It’s quite refreshing and clean, right? This post is inspired by a post I read awhile ago on Design*Sponge and by my thoughts about [keep reading...]

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Win Seventh Generation Safe Cleaning Products!

It’s time to Protect Planet Home. This week’s green giveaway is sponsored by Seventh Generation! Check out their latest commercial (great music, cute planet home, great cause) We want to help Seventh Generation spread the word about using cleaning supplies that are safe for the home and just as effective. Here are  ten reasons to [keep reading...]

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Soda Lovers: Get Soap in Your Favorite Bottles

This morning I found the site of a soap that is getting a lot of talk right now. New Soap, Old Bottle. I read a few opinions about this new product and it seems to be pretty widely endorsed. One comment I read explained that if nothing else this should inspire us to reuse our [keep reading...]

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Pre-Consumer vs Post-Consumer Waste: What’s the Difference???

  We had a Shoplet debate the other day about the difference between Post and Pre Consumer Recycled Content. We thought we might as well  group all of our products that contain any recycled content all together. Then the question came up, well what’s the difference? Does it matter which they used? Here’s our most [keep reading...]