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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Small Steps Review + Giveaway

In today's society, it's important to live as "green" as you possible can. That doesn't mean you have to necessarily put solar panels on your roof, drive a hybrid, or recycle everything you use, although these are all great ways to help the environment. Sometimes it's easier to start small. Every little bit helps. One place to start is by using recycled products, like Marcal's new line of recycled paper products.
I received a Small Steps Family Starter Kit to review. It includes:
  • Small Steps™ 100% Recycled Bath Tissue from Marcal®
  • Small Steps™ 100% Recycled Paper Towels from Marcal®
  • Small Steps™ 100% Recycled Paper Napkins from Marcal® (2 kinds)
  • Small Steps™ 100% Recycled Facial Tissues from Marcal®

All of these products are 100% recycled, manufactured without chlorine bleach, hypoallergenic, and virtually lint-free. (Not to mention all those trees you are saving!) The toilet paper (bath tissue) is strong and durable, but still gentle on your skin and safe for septic tanks. The paper towels are also available in smaller sheet options, which I think is very cool. The paper napkins are available in dinner and everyday size. Finally, the facial tissues are also available in 2 sizes, flat box or upright. I actually was impressed with the quality of the products. All of them really held up, and I do feel better about the fact that they are 100% recycled. I am not the best at remember to recycle or to take my own bags to the store or to use my own water bottle, but this is something even I can handle!

Marcal has been making it's own paper using recycled paper instead of trees for almost 60 years. They were way ahead of the game! They use recyclables from more than 600 municipalities from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and New England. Pretty amazing stuff.

Guess what? One of my readers will win a Small Steps Family Starter Kit of their very own!!

Win It:
Visit Marcal Small Steps and tell me something you learned from the Environmental Tips section. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be counted.

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Giveaway ends October 20 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 21. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents**

182 comments:

  1. Batteries are the single largest source of mercury in our trash. Buy rechargeable.
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  2. entered in cricket & monkey
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  3. I learned that plastic bags take up to 1000 years to break down in a landfill, yikes.

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  4. I can find it in Kmart which is about a 25 minute drive from me

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  5. I entered in the blanket giveaway

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  6. I entered in the Rembrandt giveaway

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  8. I liked the tip Insulate your hot water heater. I didn't even know you could do that. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  9. I can buy these at the Rainbow Foods in Woodbury, MN (about 10 miles). Thanks!
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  10. I follow you publicly. Thanks!
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  11. I subscribe to your blog by email.
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  12. I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
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  13. I posted a link to your giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks!
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  16. I entered your Rembrandt Giveaway.
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  17. I learned to Buy Local, buy organic and buy in bulk!

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  18. I entered the cricket and monkey giveaway!

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  23. i learned that using a reusable water bottle is the best way to go
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  24. i can find these products at my kmart in show low, az

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  25. i already follow your blog
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  26. i subscribe via email
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  27. i entered the better me kit
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  28. Time your showers and use a bucket to collect the cold water that runs while you’re waiting for your shower or bath to heat up. Your garden and plants will appreciate it (so will the fish).
    I never thought of that one!

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  29. The closest store to me is almost 50 miles away! A Kroger in Greenville, MS

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  30. Marcal uses paper picked up from curbs in residential areas across America.
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  31. There are no stores near me that carry this brand. I wish we still had a Kmart.
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  32. I am a follower.
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  33. I am an e-mail subscriber.
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  34. entered the Rembrandt giveaway
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  35. entered the Go Red giveaway
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  36. I learned to Use less hot water. Wash laundry in cold water, install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, fix leaky faucets, and wash full loads of laundry and dishes!

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  37. I entered the Cricket & Monkey Blanket giveaway!

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  38. I learned that if you insulate your hot water heater you can save 4-9% on you heating bill.

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  39. I learned it's estimated that each American uses approximately 700 pounds of paper each year.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  40. My local Gerrity's Supermarket in Scranton, PA carries the Marcal Small Steps line.
    Thanks!
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  41. I am publicly following your blog (username Nelsby).
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  42. I subscribe to your blog feed via email.
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  43. I am a Facebook fan of your site (Aimee Waerhouse) and left a comment on your wall.
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  44. I entered the Rembrandt giveaway.
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  45. I updated my Facebook status with this post (username: Aimee Waerhouse):

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  46. **Daily Tweet**
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  47. I learned that Marcal believes products should:
    -Give you the performance you can count on
    -Be good for the home and gentle on the environment
    -Not cost a lot

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  48. I follow!

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  52. I blogged! #1

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  53. I blogged! #2

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  54. I blogged! #1

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  59. entered cricket and monkey giveaway

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  60. I love their tip to compost. It is so easy to do, (we do it!)

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  61. "If every American replaced just one ordinary bulb for a CFL Compact Florescent Light bulb, we could save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year."

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  62. Time your showers and use a bucket to collect the cold water that runs while you’re waiting for your shower or bath to heat up. Your garden and plants will appreciate it (so will the fish).

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  63. I can find them at the local Kroger.

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  64. I entered these other 5 giveaways:
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *System Mechanic 9
    *Go Red BetterU, BetterMe kit
    *Rembrandt Whitening Products
    *Cricket & Monkey cozy blanket

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  65. I entered these other 5 giveaways:
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *System Mechanic 9
    *Go Red BetterU, BetterMe kit
    *Rembrandt Whitening Products
    *Cricket & Monkey cozy blanket
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  66. I entered these other 5 giveaways:
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *System Mechanic 9
    *Go Red BetterU, BetterMe kit
    *Rembrandt Whitening Products
    *Cricket & Monkey cozy blanket
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  67. I entered these other 5 giveaways:
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *System Mechanic 9
    *Go Red BetterU, BetterMe kit
    *Rembrandt Whitening Products
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  68. I entered these other 5 giveaways:
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    *Go Red BetterU, BetterMe kit
    *Rembrandt Whitening Products
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  70. i learned that If every American replaced just one ordinary bulb for a CFL Compact Florescent Light bulb, we could save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gasses equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. clallen at ntin dot net

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  71. i can buy this at our local kroger, clallen at ntin dot net

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  72. public follower clallen at ntin dot net

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  73. email sub clallen at ntin dot net

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  75. fb fan and commented clallen at ntin dot net

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  76. entered rembrandt giveaway clallen at ntin dot net

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  77. entered go red betteru giveaway clallen at ntin dot net

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  78. entered system mechanic 9 giveaway clallen at ntin dot net

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  79. entered vistaprint giveaway clallen at ntin dot net

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  80. I can find these at Kroger near me

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  81. ** Daily Tweet **
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  84. I entered your Taste of Home giveaway!
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  85. I entered the Taste of home giveaway!

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  88. I entered your ChicoBag giveaway.
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  89. Learned: Buy rechargeable batteries instead of throwing away batteries into landfills. Batteries contain heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel. EEEK! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  90. I'm following your blog!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  91. I'm an email subscriber! Thank you! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  92. I have your button at: http://womenwhowin.blogspot.com. Thanks! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  93. Entered the ChicoBag giveaway! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  94. Entered the Rembrandt giveaway! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  95. Entered the Taste Of Home giveaway! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  96. Entered the Go Red giveaway! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  97. ** Daily Tweet **
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  99. entered taste of home cooking giveaway

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  100. entered chigo bag giveaway

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  101. I entered the System Mechanic Giveaway!

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  102. I entered the Taste Of Home Cookbook Giveaway!

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  103. I'm a follower!

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  104. I'm a subscriber!

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  106. No stores came up for me and I got to past 100 miles! I saw someone put it was at Kmart so maybe it is there! Thanks!

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  107. **Daily Tweet**
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  108. Ah something I hadn't thought of before is buying local saves the gas to get the non local food here.. hmmm thanks for the chance.

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  109. I can find them at the local smiths-kroger. NICE!

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  110. i am a fan on fb and commented on the giveaway!

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  111. http://bzzagentroyalty.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-top-giveaways.html

    I blogged a few days ago now i'm getting around to telling you and enterying!

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  112. going to enter vista print flip book now.

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  113. and I will enter taste of home cookbook

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  114. Entered Taste of Home Giveaway

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  115. I like the tip of reusable bag, not only it's good for the environment but also great to teach kids in daily life.

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  116. Rainbow nearby( within 10 minutes drive) carries Marcal Small Steps.

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  117. Facebook fan@tcarolinep JessieKatie S. and commet left.

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  118. Facebook status updated with this giveaway.
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  119. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/ button added.

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  120. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mommy-loves-giveaways_19.html blogged and both links added.
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  121. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mommy-loves-giveaways_19.html blogged and both links added.
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  122. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mommy-loves-giveaways_19.html blogged and both links added.
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  124. I've thought about doing this, but I thought I was being original - now I see I wasn't! LOL! The suggestion was to catch the cold water from your shower before it heats up into a bucket and use it for your plants. Sounds easy enough!

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  125. tree saver" tip would be to encourage children to use reusable grocery bags.
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  126. I can find small steps near me at Kroger
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  127. I'm a follower
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  128. I subscribe via e-mail
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  129. Learned When you have to replace appliances, choose Energy Star appliances whenever possible.
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  130. I can find them at City Market, Delta, CO
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  131. I am a follower
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  132. I am a subscriber
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  133. fan on facebook
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  134. button on blog
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  135. entered eebee's
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  136. entered ChicoBag
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  137. **Daily Tweet**
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  138. entered the chico bag giveaway too

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  139. entered the eebee giveaway too

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  140. If we need to replace appliances, we should choose Energy Star appliances whenever possible

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  141. I learned that plastic bags take up to 1000 years to break down in a landfill, yikes.

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  142. follower pls follow my blog too http://momsfocusonline.com

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  143. entered eebee's adventures DVDs (giveaway

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  144. have ur button. Pls grab my button too in my blog, http://momsfocusonline.com

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  145. Update my Facebook status with this giveaway

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  146. blogged here http://momsfocusonline.com/october-03-other-giveaway.html

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  147. blogged here http://momsfocusonline.com/october-03-other-giveaway.html 2

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  148. entered *ChicoBag Reusable Bag

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