The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Use recycled facial tissue (Change 138)
The idea of hankies went by the wayside a long time ago. I caught a really bad cold a few months ago, and ended up using copious amounts of Kleenex. I never got back in the habit of using hankies. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered that Scotties is now producing a 100% recycled fibre facial tissue. It is EcoLogo certified (http://www.ecologo.org/en/), and actually manufactured in Canada. Like most things environmentally-friendly, it is a higher cost that the regular brands. But is makes me feel good, and makes my nose feel good too.
Posted by Eco Mama at 9:48 AM
Labels: beauty industry, facial tissues, handkerchiefs, recycled paper
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I try to use recycled-content tissues too, but only for really bad colds and allergies. I quite like using hankies for every other day, it's just a question of getting used to it I guess.ReplyDelete
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(my apologies for posting this way on your blog!)
Dahlia - old habits die hard, and this one seems to be hard for me. I'll keep trying though!ReplyDelete