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A new TWIST on Paper Consumption

There is some good news.  From 2006 to 2009, total North American consumption of paper and paperboard declined by 24%.  In 2009, total paper consumption in China eclipsed total North America consumption for the first time.1 In 2009 (yes I do wish there were more current figures!) the average North American consumed almost 5 times as much paper as the world average, 30 times as much paper as a person living in Africa, and...

Comparing Germicide and Genocide

If I say, “Genocide”, horrible images and concepts come flooding in.  Genocide is defined as “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group”.  The destruction as we see it usually targets a specific group of people. Let’s talk Germicide.  We view “Germicide” as a positive term.  We get all giddy when it says,...

CLEAN by the numbers, and SAVE

CLEAN by the numbers: 3,000: the number in tons of paper towels sent to landfills each day. 100: the number of dollars your family could save by replacing paper towels with microfiber cloths or towels. 215,780: the number of exposure cases called into poison centers in 2007 involving household cleaning substances; 118,068 of those calls involved exposure to children age five and under. 100: the number of times higher that...

Win a Get Clean Kit!

A great opportunity to win something to really make your Earth Day great and your Spring Cleaning a breeze! Get Clean® is manufactured by Shaklee Corporation.  Founded in 1956, Shaklee is the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.  Enter here  and “Good...

Concentrate on Concentrates

Are you ready to save over $12,000?  When someone is seen in a store buying a RTU (ready-to-use) product such as window cleaner, it is hard not to rush over and knock it out of their hands.  When someone is seen in a store buying a RTU such as GreenWorks Glass Cleaner, it is hard not to rush over, knock it out of their hands and say, “What are you thinking?” When people put out the extra money it costs to buy an...

The Problem with Swiffer®

Disposable wipes are expensive and going straight to the landfills! Last year, we spent $800 million on cleaning wipes, which would fill 6,300 semi-trucks that would stretch 48 miles loaded with 58,000 tons of synthetic polymer trash that is not readily biodegradable. Don’t do that! Swiffer® has been around for a couple of years and many people like the convenience that the concept provides. Most people don’t realize...