Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is April 22, and now is a great time to start planning how you'll celebrate. We'd like to share some of our own ideas to help you do your part on today's blog post!

Small changes you make can have a long-term, lasting impact. For example, composting your table scraps can significantly reduce the amount of landfill waste, which accounts for approximately 30% of refuse each year. Another way you can reduce landfill waste is to purchase only products which have minimal packaging, or are packaged using materials which are readily recyclable such as glass, cardboard, and some plastics.

Purchasing items which are manufactured in the USA (or close to wherever you happen to be) can reduce your overall carbon footprint because they aren't shipped from great distances, which requires a lot of fossil fuels. While you're already thinking about where your products come from, be sure to also consider what they're made from: using products which are made from natural materials rather than synthetic chemicals is not only good for your overall health, but it reduces the number of pollutants which make their way into our environment.

Many of these considerations are what led us to redesign our packaging last year; our lotion bars AND the container the are packaged in are now 100% Made in Colorado. In producing our bars, we avoid harmful chemicals, overly processed ingredients, and environmentally damaging components. Since exhibiting at the Natural Products Expo in February of this year, we have been thinking quite a bit about natural products and the role they play in our everyday lives; click here to read our recent blog post which covers this topic in-depth!

Interesting in learning more ways you can be environmentally-friendly? We've been collecting some of our favorite tips to reduce, reuse and recycle over on Pinterest - click here to check out our Earth Day board for more ways you can be kind to the Earth every day of the year!

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