Friday, June 29, 2007

Please use recycled paper products

For some time now, I've urged you to replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones as a way of helping the environment without any impact to your lifestyle at all. Another way is to use recycled paper products:

"If every household in the US replaced just one roll of 500 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissues with 100% recycled ones we could save: 297,000 trees, 1.2 million cubic feet of landfill space (equal to 1400 full garbage trucks), and 122 million gallons of water (a year's supply for 3500 families of 4)"

It doesn't take much to make a difference!

We began using recycled toilet paper, tissues, napkins and paper towels. They cost a little more, but somehow they give us a really deep feeling of satisfaction for helping the world God made for us to enjoy. Most recycled papers are not bleached with chlorine which is beneficial to the environment and our health also. I like the absence of dyes and fragrances, yet another elimination of chemicals in our homes. The toxicity of our environment does not go unnoticed by our physical bodies since research has shown that as chemicals increase so does cancer.

For a while there I was careless about the toilet paper I buy and I would often pick up some at the drug store or supermarket just because it was convenient. But now I make a real effort to go by the health food store (Akin's in Tulsa) for paper products. Now I really feel good about that given the information I just found above. (That's a heck of a lot of trees!)

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