Do you recycle?
This month, as we focus on Earth Month, we are reminded of our environmental responsibilities. We often hear about Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The following image really puts these three actions into perspective.
This week, we’ll start at the bottom of the pyramid with recycling. Society seems to have embraced recycling on many different levels. It is one of the easiest ways for even the youngest family members to get involved, and is a familiar sight in homes and schools. Many cities have also taken on recycling within city buildings and through the residential recycling bin programs.
Companies are getting on board with recycling too. It is more and more common to see recycling bins alongside garbage bins in offices and shopping malls. Many companies also offer recycled products so that you can ensure you are making an eco-friendly choice.
This Earth month, we have teamed up with Kruger Products to talk about EnviroCare, Kruger’s line of 100 percent recycled paper products. The EnviroCare family includes brands like Cashmere®, SpongeTowels®, Scotties®’ and Purex®, which deliver consistently high quality bathroom tissue, facial tissue and paper towel.
What we learned this month was that by purchasing recycled paper products one is helping to save trees and divert waste from going to landfills. EnviroCare products have helped contribute to diverting 95,000 trucks from landfills since 2010.
We were interested to actually try the EnviroCare products and were surprised to see that they look just like their non-recycled brand counterparts and are easy to purchase. We plan to use them over the next couple of weeks and let you know our thoughts on them at the end of the month.
As we reflected on teaching our families about recycling, we realised that, in order for recycling to work, families, cities and companies do need to work together. If families don’t use the bins, the city’s efforts aren’t viable. If companies don’t produce products like EnviroCare, they aren’t there for purchase by families and if we don’t buy them, the companies won’t make them. When it comes to recycling, it is a system and we can all do our part.
This week, ask yourself these questions:
How does your family get involved in recycling?
Do you involve your children in your family’s recycling habits?
Would your family be interested in purchasing recycled goods?
Where do you think you could be using recycled products in your day-to-day lifestyle?
We’ll let you know more about our families’ experiences later in the month!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Kruger Products