As Earth Day approaches we should all be looking a little closer at some of the ways that we can each make a difference to this lovely planet that we call home. This year I have spent many different ways looking into how my own family can make a difference. We have started using organic and natural cleaning products, pest control and paper products. We use all energy saving light bulbs. We have made a conscience effort to use less power and water. We have started recycling, granted, it is on a small scale at the moment but it is a start. Remember, we live in the middle of nowhere…we do not have a recycling program here, much less curb side pick-up. Hmm, we don’t even have a curb.
Our biggest obstacle has been paper products. We use a lot of paper products. That means I am responsible for the loss of a lot of trees. Toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, facial tissues. Yep, we use them all. Then I found:
Their Mission and Vision:
Marcal is an “Earth-Friendly Paper Goods Company” that provides consumers like you with products that you can feel good about purchasing. For over 50 years, Marcal has been making its paper from recycled paper, not from trees. By purchasing Small StepsTM by Marcal® brand, you are taking a small, easy step to a greener earth.TM
At Marcal, We believe that products should:
* Give you the performance you can count on
* Be good for the home and gentle on the environment
* Not cost a lot
Ahhh, I feel better. Now I can use a paper towel knowing that it came from recycled paper and not from cutting down yet another tree. And I love the Marcal products. My favorite thing? The toilet paper! Why? Because it is easy on my septic tank and I don’t have to change the roll near as often! HALLELUJAH! Seriously. And that of course brings up the age old question of why is it that only the Mom knows how to change the roll.
On the Marcal Small Steps website you can find the complete story and how they strive to recycle and make changes in big and small steps to benefit the environment. You can also find hints and tips by Beth to help you make changes as well. Another great thing about Marcal…you can usually find a $1 off coupon in the Sunday paper making it an even better deal. Saving the environment. Saving money. And providing your family with quality paper products. That is what I think of when I think of Marcal. So, what will you do between now and April 22, 2010 for Earth Day? I will be using Marcal toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues and napkins. I will be saving trees with Marcal.