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How to Go Green - The First Steps

A guide to buying practical and affordable products that save energy, reduce landfill waste or conserve water

Each green product we carry is organized in categories that feature different benefits to the planet. Select the green products that you could use regularly to make small changes to daily habits, which could help you achieve a greener lifestyle. Choose from the products and categories below, and a more detailed description of a list of products or single eco-friendly item will appear on your screen. If you need help at any time or would like assistance, call us TOLL FREE 1-877-473-3616 and we'll help you select the right green products. Click Here to see our entire selection of Going Green Products.

  The First Steps
 

COMPOSTABLE TRASH BAGS

Compostable Trash Bags

100% compostable kitchen, lawn and leaf, and compost bags reduces toxic landfill waste. Made primarily of corn starch, these bags break down in weeks, rather than centuries, like their chemically-ridden counterparts. All bag types have a large capacity and are durable enough to handle the toughest lawn care or composting jobs.

Compostable Trash Bags

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT COMPACT FLUORESCENT & FULL SPECTRUM LIGHT BULBS

Chemical VOC Air Purifiers

If every home in America replaced just one standard incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), it would save enough energy to light more than three million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 800,000 cars annually. These cfl bulbs reduce energy consumption, lowering your bills. For only 13 Watts of energy usage, a bulb can product the light equivalent of a 60 Watt incandescent bulb. And they have a long life span of up to 10,000 hours, which saves money on replacement bulbs and save the earth from excessive replacement bulbs in the landfills. Some CFLs are full spectrum, natural light bulbs that simulate the sun.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

 

WATER CONSERVATION SHOWER HEADS

Water Conservation Shower Heads

Eco-friendly shower heads deliver a maximum flow shower, while the ShowerStart™ technology inside the head saves water, energy and money. A family of 3 saving as little as one minute of hot water per shower can save a yearly average of 2,700 gallons of water, and up to $75 off a utility bill (based on 2.5 gpm and $.03/gal hot water cost). The way energy is being saved is by technology inside the shower head knowing when it's time to enter trickle mode - when the water reaches 95F. When ready to enjoy a full-strength, luxurious shower, just flip the switch or pull the cord on the shower head to resume normal flow. Not hot water wasted!

Water Conservation Shower Heads

 

SOLAR WATER BOTTLES

Solar Water Bottles

Choose to use one drinking water bottle, and help to reduce the harmful effects of plastic toxins on health, and the environment. A solar bottle has a lid light that charges fully in just 4 hours, and provides up to 12 hours of light - great as a night light, or when activities last until dark. With visibly mounting landfills, and certain plastics causing proven health risks (such as PVC #7 plastics, for example, that have toxic additives which can leach into groundwater), it makes sense to think "less waste" for the health of generations to come.

Solar Water Bottles

 

WIND-UP & RECHARGABLE FLASHLIGHTS & GADGETS

Wind-Up Flashlights and Gadgets

Batteries not required... Eliminate the need for batteries with wind-up and rechargable technology in flashlights, radios, lanterns and more. Batteries in landfills can pollute the natural environmnet, and contaminate the groundwater. The money savings combined with the freedom from batteries will be a guilt-free and toxic-free pleasure for years to come.

Wind-up Flashlights & Gadgets

 

BUY GREEN GIFTS

Pet and Odor Air Purifiers

Want to be a gift giving hero to friends, family and the planet? Then consider a present that can save the recipient money, lower their utility bills, or use less environmental resources. Could Mom resist custom designed vase for her garden flowers made of recycled copper? Could Dad use a cell phone charger that is solar powered? For all the holidays and birthdays that occur, and the billions of dollars spent in the US alone on gifts, if everyone began to give energy saving or recycled gifts instead...it would be something for the Earth to celebrate.

Green Gifts