Conscientious Buyers Choose If You Care’s Environmentally Friendly Home Products
This is a huge boon to parents who are uncomfortable with packing their children’s food in petroleum-based plastic bags. With If You Care, parents can pack snacks and school lunches in greaseproof Sandwich and Snack Bags made from the unbleached pulp of Scandinavian spruce trees, a natural and renewable resource. Chlorine-free, these bags ensure that no toxic chlorine or chlorine derivatives are dumped into lakes, rivers, and streams during production. The paper isn’t treated with petroleum-based paraffin or any other type of wax, either—amazingly, these bags are OK to use in the microwave.
When it debuted, If You Care tied into a growing consumer awareness of the ways that even small lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on the volume of waste that we contribute to landfills. Beginning in 2009, If You Care went on a campaign to launch ever-more-innovative products designed to reduce our carbon footprint on this earth. For consumers who care, If You Care offers a conscientious choice.
Happily, If You Care is not just about baking, roasting, and food storage. The company has eco-friendly products for use all over your home. If you’re tired of buying household sponges commonly made from petroleum-based polyester and polyurethane (that break down into microplastic and nanoplastic pollution), opt for If You Care Sponge Cloths. These are made using a patented process from a three-dimensional blending of cellulose, non-GMO unbleached cotton, and mirabilite (a natural mineral salt). During production, the mirabilite is washed out, leaving the remaining blend (70% cellulose & 30% cotton) extremely porous. If You Care’s sponge cloths can absorb up to 20 times their own weight in water, leave no streaks, are remarkably durable, are tear- and abrasion-resistant, and reusable. They can be machine washed up to 300 times.
One of the most ecologically-damaging, one-use-only products in nearly every American home are plastic garbage bags. Just think—plastic garbage bags are a barrier to the natural decomposition of whatever organic waste is inside; you use them once, but they can take as long as a thousand years to decompose. Worse, when they eventually do decompose, they become microplastics, a global and growing environmental scourge. If you care, choose If You Care’s Certified Compostable Trash Bags. Plastic free, these bags are made from made from potato starch derived from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers are added. Stronger than compostable bags made from corn starch, If You Care’s Compostable Trash Bags are made from potatoes that are not grown for food: they require no diversion of nutrients from our food supplies. They’re also more sustainably sourced than compostable bags made from corn. To produce the same amount of starch from these potatoes as from corn requires 40% less land. Compostable bags made from corn also require more water, while potatoes require no irrigation.
Not restricted to the home, If You Care offers eco-friendly products for outdoor use. Rather than using petroleum-based lighter fluid or other firelighters impregnated with kerosene and/or paraffin (both derived from petroleum), conscientious consumers can start their BBQ grills, campfires and outdoor fire pits using 100% carbon neutral Firelighters. These handy cubes are made from sustainably sourced, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood and non-toxic, non-smelly vegetable oil. That means no more grilling food over fires that smell like oil refineries. Given all of If You Care’s eco-friendly products, isn’t it time to ask yourself, how much do you care? If you find that you do, choose If You Care. Click over to If You Care to see the company’s whole line of no-nonsense, eco-friendly home products.