Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Preserve Kitchenware

A few months ago, I told you about a toothbrush from Preserve that is made of recycled materials. Since then, I've heard so much buzz about this amazing company, Recycline and their Preserve product line. What started with a toothbrush has turned into a line of products for you and your home that are all made from recycled materials.

Even though their company has grown recently, their commitment to their customers and the environment remains solid. From their website:
  • Preserve products are made from 100% recycled plastics and 100% post-consumer paper. By using recycled materials, we save energy, preserve natural resources and create an incentive for communities to recycle.
  • All of our plastic products are recyclable, either through our postage-paid labels and mailers (toothbrushes and razor handles) or at the curb in communities that recycle #5 plastic.
  • We make our products in the USA, so that we can ship them shorter distances, using less fuel and limiting our environmental footprint.
  • We don’t test on animals. Period.
  • Preserve products are made to last – and to look good doing it.

Preserve now has a line of kitchenware products that are amazing. I recently got to try out their colander and I have to tell you, I love it. It's sturdy, cute and huge. It's also only $11.99 and can be found at Target along with the rest of the products in the line.

Take a look at these cutting boards and mixing bowls in beautiful colors! All of the products in this line are also BPA free and dishwasher safe...what more could you ask for?!

These are products that you will find useful and you can be proud to use them, knowing that you are using products from a company that values their customers and their environment.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I have a giveaway up for a greener way to do your laundry! Check it out here.

Have a great Christmas and I'll be around more after the holidays have settled.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Discs for Dogs

What to you usually do with old CD's or DVD's that you no longer want?

Did you know that over 45 tons of old discs are thrown into landfills each MONTH? It's true! To make it worse, those discs aren't biodegradable so they just sit there and clog up the land as years pass by.

There is a better option! Discs for Dogs will take your unwanted discs and turn them into profits to be donated to the SPCA.

You simply mail the discs to them, using a printed mailing label from their site and they will sell the discs for a small price online and donate the profit to the local SPCA. They will even reimburse you for shipping or donate the shipping cost directly to the SPCA per your request. Read more about it here if you are interested.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is coming up on November 15!

Check out the site and sign a pledge to commit to recycling.

You can also get tons of information about recycling. Everything from what to recycle, where to recycle and why it's all important. There's also a very informative "Do and Don't list" of Recycling.

You can look up events in your area and get involved, as well.

I have to say, I hadn't heard much about this before. One of our local radio stations does a "Green Minute" each day and the DJ mentioned that America Recycles Day was coming up but that was the first and last I'd heard of it. Had you heard? Are there events in your area?

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Over at my other blog, I am talking about my sad addiction to magazines. I realize that this isn't a very green addiction so I'm here to ask for your ideas.

What do you do with magazines once you are done with them? If you don't subscribe to any or even like to read them, just pretend that you do.

I have several options for the magazines that I have around my house. Some are recycled when I'm done. This is usually if my daughter has cut out all the pages and used them for her weekly homework assignments that require cutting out pictures that begin with the letter they are studying for the week. So, really, I get another use out of them before they get recycled.

Another option is to donate them. Whenever I have a dentist or doctor appointment, I call ahead and ask if they need any new magazines in their waiting rooms. I've never had them turn me down. I black out or cut out my name and address on the front and take them in. Everyone wins here because the ones I have are usually more recent publications than what are usually the waiting rooms. We also send them to my husband's friends who are deployed. We ship them over and one of his friends will either put them in the lounge of the dorms or fitness centers to be shared.

The last option that I have is to keep them. I try to only do this with magazines that I know I will use or look at again like cooking magazines or ones with articles that I found helpful for whatever reason.

Tell me, what do you do when you're done?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Free Bag from Target

You can get a free reusable bag from Target here.

Real post coming tomorrow and I'll need your input!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Clorox Green Works

Have you tried the Green Works line from Clorox? I recently had the opportunity to try several of their products thanks to my lovely friends at Mom Central.
Let me cut to the chase with these products. I love them! I've been testing green cleaning products for a while now and I've been disappointed time and again. I opened the All Purpose Spray and went right to work on my kitchen. The smell of this product is amazing! In the past, the natural cleaners have seriously lacked in the smell department and that is very important to me. Another good thing is that the spray actually works, too! Good smell, safe product AND it works? I'm devoted.
In addition to the All Purpose Cleaner, I also tried the Dishwashing Liquid, Bathroom Cleaner, and Dilutable Cleaner. I love each one so far. They all have a nice smell without being overpowering, which I've mentioned is very important to me. More importantly, they all WORK. Even better than that, I feel good about letting my kids come around after I've cleaned because I know the products are safe. I also know I'm not washing something down the drain that could contaminate our water supply. I'll be using these products from now on.
The folks at Green Works have developed a web site, 30 Days To Natural, to help you on your own journey to being green. You can receive tips on going green from them and watch videos about regular people who are doing the same. You can invite your friends to learn along with you. This is a site that I'm learning to love. There are a lot of tips, ranging from the very simple to things I hadn't thought of.
If you've tried these products, let me know what you think. I personally love them and since they are affordable and they work so well, I'll be using them for a long time.