Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scotts has gone green!

Imagine changing one of the biggest paper consumptions any family has into a green choice, easily, using the same brands you know and trust. Scott is a household name when it comes to personal paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper napkins, ect) has come clean, I mean gone green. heh. I've always wondered why more paper companies have not offered a green option, or even just converted all their products into more green friendly products.

Scott Natural paper products can have up to 80% post consumer recycled fiber, on the paper napkins, and 40% on the toilet paper. This means with no more change than buying a trusted brand in basically a different packaging you are making your family more green without having to sacrifice anything! No more excuses people you can make your first baby steps to living greener without even noticing!

Seriously enough I try not to use paper towels unless I have to, though there are times where its hard to avoid like cleaning up nasty puppy messes or using them to cover food in the microwave. All in all I probley use one paper towel roll every three months. However, my mother can use an entire paper towel roll in a day or worst. Though I'd really love to convince her to use cloth at least I can breath a little easier when I know her Scott Natural Paper towels are made with 60% post consumer recycled fibers! Not only that but the packaging is recycled as well! Let's not even get started on what sort of impact we could have in my family alone if all our toilet paper was from recycled fibers!

Have I peeked your interest yet? Well even if your not as obsessed about going green as I am you can't deny that Scotts is a quality brand. Why would you even bother buying anything else when you can have quality AND make a difference in the world around you. We owe it to our children and our grandchildren to at least make an effort. I don't expect people to change their lifestyles and I am not this super hippy everything has to be green sort of girl. My goal is to make one small change a year, or as often as I can, every baby step makes such a huge difference over a person's lifetime. Sure I fall off the train myself at times to, I was on a six month stretch where I recycled every piece of paper that came across my desk and to be honest with you other than the fact that I still print my coupons on the backside of printouts that are no longer useful, I totally stopped recycling paper. Don't worry though I'm gonna get back on that horse and get back to it.

As far as Scott Naturals? I forsee my toilet paper stash getting a little more green as soon as my current stash is gone.



Scott would like to give one lucky reader a gift bag to get them started with the Scott Naturals line and start them on their own green journey! The gift bag includes some of my favorite easy to go green items. Scott Naturals product coupons, Clorox Green Works items, a reusable shopping bag, green light bulbs and a reusable water bottle!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Scott Naturals and let me one step your taking in your own home to live a greener life or a step you'd like to take!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • THREE extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end June 30th at midnight!

207 Comments:

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we try to recycle as much as possible

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we're using cloth diapers with our new little one!

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jen said...

We recycle and I've been buying green cleaning products.

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I hang my clothes out to dry an not use my dryer


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we recycle everything we can, and noticed it has considerably lessened the amount of trash we have
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furygirl3132 said...

We recycle as much as possible, we use energy efficient light bulbs throughout our home and have been trying to switch to all "green" cleaners and recycled paper towels and toilet paper. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

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Madonna said...

I take my own bags to the store for groceries.

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Sandra K321 said...

We use energy efficient light bulbs.

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Tracy said...

Recently the thing I've been focused on is using all green cleaners and laundry detergents, and making sure all the lightbulbs around the house are energy efficient.

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scarlette10 said...

We recycle all we can and buy energy efficient appliances

5webs said...

We are trying not use our AC this summer unless we absolutely have to, and it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. The hardest part is sweating at night when I am sleeping. We are also in the process of switching our incandescent bulbs over to halogens. It is pricier, so we are doing it one bulb at a time.
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Anonymous said...

A step I would like to take would be to recycle soda cans.
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S Denton said...

We use water from a filter instead of bottled water I am planning on composting my kitchen waste as soon as my compost bin is ready

cdziuba said...

A step I took this year is no more paper towels or paper napkins! We use cloth napkins and cloth towels. Saves money and the environment.

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judybrittle said...

We bought a water faucet filter and we stopped buying bottled water and now only drink tap water. Thank you!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we have changed out the light bulbs and are unplugging more

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Theresa said...

I always bring my own reusable bags to the store & always recycle.

john ferris said...

I am doing everything and anything to go green.
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Anonymous said...

I recycle and I use environmental friendy products as much as possible. I drink water filtered through my refrigerator.

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deedleweedle said...

I've been switching to green household products and recycling more than I used to.

plhill2000 said...

We are recycling as much as possible, have already changed out our light bulbs, and have started paying our bills on line.

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We recycle, use CFLs, and take reusable bags to the grocery store.

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we recycle

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Stephanie said...

We just put up a clothesline in the backyard so that we can skip using the dryer in the summer.

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I recycle, but I'd like to recxycle more.

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Ellen C. said...

In an effort to stay in budget as well as be a little more green I've begun trying to reuse and repurpose as much as possible. We also now use reusable grocery and lunch bags. Thanks for the chance.

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KMG852 said...

We recently switched our house to all energy efficient light bulbs!

Jean said...

I'm washing my clothes in cold water, and using my clothesline

Anonymous said...

We have started to recycle everything we can, including compost.
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lsfish said...

I am trying to use more natural products

traymona said...

We recycle paper, plastic and aluminum and use CFL lightbulbs.
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Selinda said...

My city just started accepting more things for their recycling and we are happy to be able to start recycling more!

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Deedles said...

We only use cloth napkins. No more paper ones.

clc408 said...

I recycle everything possible and turn off unneeded appliances and lights.

oceanrena said...

we are using reusable bags

marthajane said...

I buy most clothing and household items used, and donate or sell those items I don't need, rather than send them to the landfill. This is easy on both my pocketbook and the planet.

denyse said...

We recycle all we can even our clothes. We belong to freecycle.com and try to reuse everything. We also switched out our bulbs.

Joannie said...

We totally switched from plastic water bottles to using eco-friendly bottles, and we try not to buy anything in the grocery story that has plastic packaging. We always take our cloth tote bags when we shop for groceries!
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We have started using the green light bulbs.
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We recycle what the city will allow us to recycle. Thanks!

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Sunnyvale said...

we recycle everything we can and compost

Anonymous said...

We have geothermal heating, recycle, and I take canvas bags to the grocery store.
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Reusable bags, recycling, curlicue lightbulbs-we're trying! Thanks!

barbara said...

I recycle everything I can, I use reusable shopping bags 100% of the time, I have all energy efficient light bulbs, we've switched from bottled water to using regular water in sports bottles, I make my own green cleaners, I do all my laundry at once (so the dryer only has to heat up once), and I try to do my baking while I'm making dinner so the oven only has to heat up once.

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I recycle everything including paper and cardboard. We've changed all of our light bulbs to the new more efficient bulbs.

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We changed all out lightbulbs to energy eff. ones.

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llinda29 said...

I recycle by buying second hand stuff

bboyle said...

We recycle as much as we can, changed our lightbulbs and try to cut down on our electricity usage.

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we recyle, bring our own bags shopping, and have switched to CFL bulbs throughout the house

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We recycle religiously and switched to compact fluorescent lightbulbs and low-flow showerheads.

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Colengal said...

We collect rainwater to water our garden, as well as composting kitchen scraps.

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We have gone from bottled water to filtered tap water.

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Saoder said...

We have been using fluorescent light bulbs for over 10 years

Erica C. said...

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mvbarton said...

No more paper plates or napkins for this family. Plus I use rubbermaid containers as much as possible instead of zipper bags which just get thrown out.

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Deborah said...

We've gotten our "trash" down to less than one can a week by buying less and making more, which mostly involves cooking from scratch (even stuff like yogurt) or growing our own food.

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smdrm said...

We are recycling everything we can, and watching our water and electricity use.

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I am using more natural cleaning products in my household tha do not contain any harsh chemicals. I no longer use cholorine bleach to whiten things. I buy recycled paper products,use cloth napkins and we recycle any and everything we can.
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Turning off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your face is a great idea. And of course, recycling! Thank you!

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Jessilyn82 said...

One step I'm taking is that we stopped our lawn service because they used chemicals that weren't environmentally friendly, now we only use organic lawn products, and our yard has never looked better!

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Alicia said...

I try to recycle as much as I can.

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We try to only use natural cleaning products and to take our reusable bags to the grocery store instead of getting plastic bags.

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Try to buy Energy Star and low power devices for the home

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Smooshy said...

we eat organic!

Becky said...

We try to recycle what we can.

cstironkat said...

I use green cleaning products, and instead of paper towels I use microfiber cloth. I also no longer use paper napkins I switched to cloth, and I'm going to our local farmers market for produce.

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I'm drinking tap water again instead of filling the landfill with plastic bottles that will be there until hell freezes over.

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We've switched most of our lightbulbs to CFL's.

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LittleEagle said...

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msrodeobrat said...

i have quit using the dryer and only air dry clothes now

LindaD said...

Among other things, we are unplugging rarely used appliances--such as the toaster and (gulp!) the treadmill.

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jennem said...

To go green, we have eliminated paper towels and napkins, and disposable wraps/covers/lunchbox containers. We use CFLs and have everything on power strips, which we shut off when not in use. We recycle, Freecycle, and compost.
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We compost, recycle and use cloth bags for shopping.

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Aisling said...

I find it interesting that so many of the little changes I'm making are things my parents did automatically, like turning off lights and unplugging appliances, hanging clothes out to dry, and reusing/recycling/repurposing. I know I'm not going to give up on paper products, so I'm very happy that Scott is using recycled fiber. And the SCOTT® Choose-A-Size™ is great for helping you to use just the right amount.

Kim F said...

I hang all my clothes out on the line instead of using the dryer. No more bottled water, recycle everything the city will take.

heaventrees said...

I bought organic cotton sheets this year and really like them. We are also gardening organically, using CFC light bulbs and trying various organic cleaners.

Shawn said...

We use CFC light bulbs, recycle, purchase some organic products and natural cleaning products when I can.

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cowboyswife said...

Bough flurscent lights, recycle and reuse plastice bags, cans, bottles.

Stephanie said...

no paper towels - only cloth napkins, no paper plates - only ceramic or whatever plates are made of, and phosphate-free soaps to save our drinking water supply and to keep my house's gray water from damaging the environment as much as the regular stuff.

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Nanette said...

I unplug appliances when not in use.

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only run dishwasher when it's full

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recycle, ride bike or drive my hybrid

Pam said...

We have been trying to reduce our use of disposable paper products and when we do use them to use those items made of recycled materials.

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We recycle and plant a veggie garden.
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zanesmommy2008 said...

We have changed to all energy efficient light bulbs!

Amanda S. said...

We use only cloth napkins in our house, and haven't had to buy napkins or paper towels in a long time!

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we recycle and try to limit the use of energy and water in our home.

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We recycle and keep the A/C use to a minimum.

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We try to recycle as do the others who have posted, but we also try to reuse plastic containers with lids for storage. I share my newspapers, magazines and catalogs with others. I reuse shopping bags by using the plastic ones to carry things. I use the paper grocery bags to wrap packages for mailing and I also use these when staining the baskets that I weave. I am always looking for ways to reuse items we already have. Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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We've replaced all the appliances and windows with new energy-efficient ones.

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We've stopped using single serve bottles of water.

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Recycle more and use energy efficient light bulbs.

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Miranda said...

i use reusable shopping bags

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I I try to remember to shop with my canvas bags and we recycle everything.

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I try to use reusable bags. And I've stopped buying bottled water. We also recycle EVERYTHING we can!

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Molly C. said...

I've been trying to teach my kids how to conserve energy by turning lights off when we don't need them. We also are big recyclers.

Jammie said...

The step I am taking is I try to recycle every little thing I can

Mishia said...

I hang dry all of my clothing!

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I am recycling practically everything nowadays. I'm also conserving energy on a daily basis. Thanks!!

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guettel78 said...

I've tried to make a number of changes to my daily routine to do my part to make the world a greener place. For example, I've initiated a recycling program for my small apartment building by setting up bins in the entryway and taking them to the nearby center each week. I've made an effort to unplug non-essential devices and appliances when not in use. I've cut back on my water usage by taking shorter showers and running my washing machine and dishwasher on more efficient settings. And I've started walking and biking a lot more than I used to to cut back on my fuel usage. I hope all of these small measures add up to reduce the size of my carbon footprint.

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We started composting a few months ago. It's so easy!

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We are living greener by recycling all we can

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I recycle and I take a bag to the grocery store

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We use natural products and organic when we can.

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Tammy said...

I'd like to start composting & hopefully I'll also get a better garden.

jsc123 said...

We recycle everything possible.
Carry cloth grocery and lunch bags.
Use collected rain water for watering plants and turn of the water while brushing our teeth as well as while soaping up in the shower.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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Leslie S. said...

We hang our clothes out to dry as well as have switched all lights over to energy effecient ones. Thanks!

Beth said...

We are teaching our girls about composting and recycling!

Abbyyy said...

We use reuseable shopping bags and take public transportation.

dddiva said...

We use the eco-friendly versions whenever it is possible and use a lot less packaging.

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