Admitted: I am a PC shopper – out of convenience and brand loyalty. When I was sent information about the new PC G.R.E.E.N. products (just in time for Earth Day!) I was completely on board to share.
President’s Choice was been committed for more than 20 years of environmental sustainability. I have the PC reusable bags in my vehicle and at home*. Their bag reduction plan will divert 1 billion plastic bags from landfills by the end of 2009. This is a good thing.
Keep these in mind: PC G.R.E.E.N. Phosphate-free dishwasher detergent. PC G.R.E.E.N. Muli-Purpose Cleaning Putty, PC G.R.E.E.N. All-Purpose Cleaner (fragrance-free/dye-free). PC G.R.E.E.N. Active Oxygen Bleach. Why are these important? Because what we wash down our drains eventually go into our water systems affecting the environment and aquatic life. There are alternatives to phosphates and petroleum-based products. Fragrance is important to families with skin sensitivities and allergies; eliminating this element in products reduces the exposure to your family.
What else goes into my environmental shopping cart. Pick-a-size paper towels (whoever came up with this is must be a parent – we don’t need a whole paper towel for little messes! Well, except when THIS happens). Also, unbleached coffee filters and double roll bathroom tissue (both environmentally friendly and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference from other not-PC brands).
I choose environmentally sustainable (yes, PC G.R.E.E.N. brand) products because it’s my little consumer part to do something for the environment. What do you do?
- p.s. The folks at President’s Choice/Loblaw has generously donated to Parent Club a package of PC G.R.E.E.N. Diapers which will be sent to www.eastendchildrenscentre.org (a non-profit Canadian children’s charity).
*Parent Club tip: the PC Green bins work really well as recycling bins for your paper & plastics. For some time, I have had one in my kitchen, where the kids pitch their plastics as needed.