Act: Green & Natural Living

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"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river." ~ Ross Perot

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:54

Green Wrapping Paper (part 2)


I'm back to searching for eco-friendly wrapping paper. 

  • A few months ago I found some beautiful paper by PapOrganics/Perennial Paper, but they don't have any information about how to buy it on their website.
  • The Green Life now carries paper by Fish Lips, but it's not quite what I'm looking for
  • Whole Foods in Venice carries pretty paper by Soolip but it's not holiday themed
  • Bloomin' is cool because you can plant all their products when you're done with them (but they don't have a huge selection of wrapping paper).
  • Natural Elements has really cool paper, and I've seen it at a few stores (though I don't see any for the holidays)
  • Of The Earth has plant-able paper too, and some for the holidays!
  • Peaceful Valley has a good selection, but not much for the holidays.
  • Seltzer has really fun products, but not much for the holidays.
Green Girl Gift Wrap - small selection, including for the holidays
Paper Mojo - a large selection for the holidays, and it's on sale!
Amy Butler Design - BEAUTIFUL paper, but not for the holidays ; (
ErinRuth - very nice paper, some could work for the holidays
Green Solutions has paper that can pass for the holidays
CrinkleCo has really cute paper, and some for the holidays
 
** GreenYour.com has great advice: Be careful with wrapping paper advertised as "recycled." This could mean it merely employs a mix of virgin wood fiber and pre-consumer waste. Instead, check product labels for a high percentage of post-consumer waste (ideally, 100 percent PCW).
 
Let's not forget the reusable options:
  • Newspaper
  • Cloth
  • Pre-used gift bags
Thursday, 04 December 2008 06:53

Eco Restaurant Bags

When I bought my salads from GreenLeaf they handed them to be in a plastic bag - oh the horror! But then I remembered that they were very eco-friendly and the bag had to be recyclable. Of course it was, plus they wrote on the side that they're take 10 cents of your next order if you bring it back and reuse it. The bag is really nice and I  hope all restaurants start using eco carry-out bags. The company that makes them is RestaurantBags.com. Although, I'd rather not use plastic at all, but sometimes your hands are full...

Wednesday, 03 December 2008 09:14

The Amazing Amazon Kindle

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