Earth Day, Carbon Footprint and Plastic Bags oh my.

I mentioned in an earlier post that April 22 is Earth Day, an internationally recognized event that started over 40 years ago.   Today, more than ever, individuals and responsible companies are helping to build a greener, healthier and cleaner future.  There are endless, informative websites and resources that provide information on everyday things that you can do to help the environment from tips on better recycling to reducing car idle time, turning off lights, eliminating toxic cleaning chemicals and topical for todays debate, reducing your carbon footprint.   

I’ve discovered that, while most people see the importance of recycling and understand the hazards of toxic chemicals,  many people really do not understand what “carbon footprint” really means.  An understandable definition (for me) of carbon footprint that I’ve read is the amount of energy used by yourself, an organization, an event, or product to sustain itself.   In other words, the total amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions required.     This sounds reasonable.   But, as I learned, other factors need to be considered in the calculation.   I’ll use a recent example I read about. –  The familiar grocery plastic bag.     Apparently, China as part of their pursuit of a greener and cleaner future, has prohibited the use of the thin plastic bags in an effort to sway consumers to use reusable cloth bags.     Here’s the challenge.  A new study by the Environmental Agency of England found that the thin plastic bags actually have a smaller carbon footprint than the reusable cloth bags and even disposable paper bags.   According to their findings, you would have to reuse a cotton bag at least 131 times to equal the carbon footprint of a plastic bag (USA Today).    Furthermore, if you reuse plastic bags, say as garbage liners, the difference is even greater.

The point of this short post is simply to suggest making informed decisions while acting responsibly to do your part in recycling and reducing harmful chemicals in your home and environment.  And, as far as plastic bags….I’ll be staying with these for awhile.

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Spring Cleaning, National Garlic Month and Earth Day – April 2010

Spring Cleaning

April is a busy month.   It starts the “unofficial” kick off of Spring Cleaning, but also noteworthy is that April is also National Garlic Month and includes a very important day for everyone on the planet interested in sustainability and helping to keep our planet green. – Earth Day.

Earth Day started 40 years ago and is more important today than ever.    It is now a great time for companies to help build a greener, healhier and cleaner future.   At Innofresh Products, our fragrance free odor eliminators are made with natural activated charcoal.   Eco-friendly because our products do not contain any VOC’s – volatile organic compounds or any other toxic, harmful chemicals.    

We are proud to support Earth Day and through the month of April, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $70.00.  (Continental U.S.)     This includes our already discounted warehouse buys” on all our activated carbon odor absorbers.

So, now take advantage of our special buys and go greener with natural activated charcoal to eliminate household odors from stinky refrigerator odor to musty smells under sinks, near trash, closets, storage, cabinets, diaper pails, garage, basements, dorm rooms, pet areas and so much more.    Discover fragrance free activated charcoal odor absorbers.
All our activated charcoal odor absorbers are proudly made in the USA.   Please visit us at our website for more information www.innofresh.com     Shop directly with us at shop Innofresh.
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