I was remarking in the last post about "greenstreaming" - when mainstream brands like Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive and others jump on the green bandwagon. I just returned from Walmart, where I found several green products prominently displayed and priced competitively:
Reynolds Wrap foil from 100% recycled aluminum ($2.67) http://www.reynoldswraprecycled.com/
Ziplock Evolve food storage bags ($2.50), 25% less plastic and made with wind energyhttp://www.ziploc.com/
and lastly... Georgia-Pacific Recycled Copy Paper ($3.52/500 sheets), with 30% post-consumer recycled fiber (with a statement that says "fiber used to produce this paper meets the sourcing requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative," www.gp.com/. Granted, the G-P paper with its 30% post-consumer product doesn't hold a candle to Echo's 100% post consumer product paper, but on the other hand, Echo's paper is $7/500 sheets. https://www.echopaperstore.com/products.php?categoryid=1,
If enough of us let Walmart know they are moving in the right direction - and to keep on movin' - maybe we'll see larger and larger recycle content.
Hey, if you didn't know - Walmart hired Adam Werbach, past president of Sierra Club, to help them green up, and I'm not spitting at that! Read about Adam's conversion of the bohemoth retailer here: www.fastcompany.com/magazine/118/working-with-the-enemy.html. I need to look into these products further, to make sure they are what they claim to be, but I'm really, really happy to see Walmart making the leap into the GreenStream too!