THE CARBON FOOTPRINT,
ALREADY. YOU'RE TRACKING UP THE PLANET. WE JUST VACUUMED.
last race not to worry about their carbon footprint was the
dinosaurs—and it looks like global warming helped them to
become the very petroleum we use today to magnify our carbon footprint
to crazily dangerous levels.
you might wonder
what that means. Does Santa leave a carbon footprint? Probably, but not
the kind we mean. You can calculate
your carbon footprint very easily. In a nutshell, we reduce
our carbon footprint when we reduce our use of products that generate
more greenhouse gases, the best friends of global warming
for lots of new eco-apparel--
sweaters, sweatshirts, tops,pants,
DO WE DO?
We offer fun and creative ways
for you to take part in recycling--by wearing it, sharing it, and
playing with it. Whether you're writing with a pen made of recycled
plastic on a pad of recycled paper, or wearing recycled clothing or
giving recycled gifts, you are helping close the circle and recycle.
And if we help you touch thousands of people at a time with a memorable
recycled item--mission accomplished.
WHAT DOES "ECODOT" MEAN?
We found the best explanation
ever in this short video by Carl Sagan, "The Pale Blue Dot."
WHO USES US?
affiliated with states or counties; earth-concerned corporations and
service companies trying to stay the course; schools and institutes of
highest learning with enlightened points of view; fundraisers; greens
with spleen and many of the hard-to-categorize fine people who give a
damn about the environment and their impact on it.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE
IT ON THIS SITE?:
Not to worry. Some of the best
ideas come from our customers. Matter of fact, small achievement though
it is, we provided the first recycled-fiber shoelaces after a client
asked if we could make them. Challenge us...our whole raison d'etre to
bring more green products to a curious and needy world.
RECYCLING THROUGH THE
Human beings have been
recycling for thousands of years. Whether they were pillaging an enemy
temple and recycling the stones into a new church, or finding new uses
for old things, people have a history of reuse. It makes economic
sense, and of course, environmental sense.
Why You Should Recycle and Use
Recycling can save 650,000
barrels of oil and eliminate 375,000 tons of harmful air emissions
Making new paper from recycled
paper uses 30-50 percent less energy than making paper from trees and
reduces contributions to air pollution by 95 percent.
The energy saved from recycling
one glass bottle will light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.
Because glass takes so long to
decompose, the bottle you throw away today might still be littering the
landscape in the year 3000.
Americans throw away enough
aluminum every three months to rebuild our entire commercial airline
Tossing away an aluminum can
wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s
volume of gasoline.
The energy saved from one
recycled aluminum can will operate your television set for three hours.
It takes 95 percent less energy
to make aluminum from scrap than from virgin materials.
For every ton of waste paper
recycled, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space is saved.
Every ton of recycled office
paper saves 380 gallons of oil.