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Green Tips Requests Your Help

Sustainable Fairfax needs your help as we travel on the Road to Zero Waste. Plus, I bet you can guess what I got for Christmas...

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The next Green Tips Blog will be posted in a week. In the meantime can you guess what I got for Christmas? In my last blog about using cloth towels instead of paper, I confessed that I use Kleenex, one of the least sustainably produced brands of face tissues. Well, much to my surprise and delight I got hankies for Christmas. In addition to a collection of vintage hankies from my mum and a friend, my mum also gave me a Kleenex style box of reusable organic cotton tissues.

The cute box is made of waterproofed cardboard and has a drawer for the used tissues. Plus it is both waterproof and compostable. The tissues are soft and petite. While looking to see where to purchase more I discovered, via facebook, that the company, Better For Grownups, just went out of business. You still might find some on Amazon. They were a division of Better For Babies, which is still in business.

I’m enjoying using my hankies. Maybe you can too. Do you have any tucked away in a drawer somewhere?

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Jessica Mullins January 08, 2013 at 11:56 PM
I love it! Thanks for sharing, Joan. Maybe I should get some hankies too. Now i'm feeling left out. ; )
Rachel McKay January 11, 2013 at 03:45 AM
While I haven't completely given up paper tissues, I am using my hankies with great pleasure. Just today I saw a woman with a hankie, I might not have noticed before. Please do take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FxPATCH. It will really help our Zero Waste Committee move forward on our commitment to making Fairfax a Zero Waste Community by 2020. We thank you for your time.
Stay-at-home-Dad January 11, 2013 at 05:58 AM
Good Lord People! There is such a thing as too much information. These comments are disgusting.
tony masi January 11, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I've carried a "handkerchief" for as long as I can remember. Real men don't carry "hankies". And Dad, if you think this is bad, wait until the conversation gets to the waste created by disposable diapers.
Rachel McKay February 07, 2013 at 06:06 AM
Thanks Tony for the clarification about language. I suspect that many men still carry handkerchiefs. I know several.

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