Featured Product: Caboo Single Roll Bathroom Tissue

Featured Product: Caboo Single Roll Bathroom Tissue

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Caboo bathroom tissue is a treeless product made from sugarcane and bamboo fibres, providing a sustainable alternative to conventional paper made from trees. Our 2-ply single roll bathroom tissue is 100% biodegradable and whitened with H202 (a natural alternative to bleach). It’s also luxuriously soft, strong and absorbent! Each roll contains 550 sheets, lasting longer. Features: 2ply 1 roll, 550 sheets per roll Recycled cores Whitened without chlorine bleach 100% biodegradable Soft, strong and sustainable Caboo is available in stores across Canada, US and Australia. You can also shop online for Caboo Paper Products at stores such as Well.ca and Abe’s Market.  Find out where to buy: Caboo North America Caboo Australia  

Treeless Ways To Say I Love You

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According to Hallmark Canada, approximately 132 million Valentine’s Day cards are bought each year not including packaged kids’ Valentines cards. After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second largest holiday for giving greeting cards in North America. That’s a lot of cards and trees cut down. This year show your love not just to your loved ones but to the environment as well. Here is a list of our favourite treeless valentine’s day cards: 1) Punchbowl digital Valentine’s cards that look like real stationary. You can customize many themes with your own photos and your text to make it personal. 2) Someecards makes humorous cards with a vintage theme.  Best of all it’s free! 3) Jib Jab creates personalized ecards and video cards by adding a photo of your face. 4) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offers donation ecards that help wildlife and nature. 5) Paperless Post creates beautifully designed, stylish ecards for every occasion with

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20 Ways to Conserve Trees

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If you’re looking for tips on how you can conserve trees, here is a list of 20 easy things you can do at home, in the office or on the go. 1) Print less. Store information on your computer or phone. Invest in a portable hard drive to back-up your important files at home. 2) Opt for paperless billing. Request your bills and correspondence by email instead. 3) When buying wood products, look for FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified. FSC is a third-party council that sets standards for forest products that have been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner. 4) Purchase paper products that use alternative sources in replace of tree pulp such as bamboo which is a sustainable resource. Bamboo and sugarcane are grasses not hardwoods and grow very quickly (reaching maturity in up to 5 years), requiring very little light and water. 5) Always print

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Hosting New Years – Eco-Friendly Style

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Who doesn’t love a good New Year’s party? But like most parties, it can come with a lot of waste. As we end one year and begin another why not plan a party eco-style! Here are some eco-friendly party tips, decorating advice and food and drink ideas that will help you throw the best green party of the year! 1)      Avoid cheap throw-away decorations and look for re-usable decorations or ones that can be recycled. Candlelight and foliage go a long way to create a nice atmosphere. Remember not all candles are created equally. Look for one made of natural wax and essential oils. We like Canadian made Honey Candles made from natural beeswax. 2)      Use your tableware, cutlery and glasses if possible. If you don’t have enough consider a party rental service or opt for bamboo plates, cutlery and compostable cups that have less of an impact than paper

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Sugarcane Bagasse – 100% Natural, Biodegradable and Compostable

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Bamboo & sugarcane bagasse (the dry fibrous material left after sugar extraction) is used to make Caboo Paper Products. Did you know sugarcane bagasse is 100% natural, biodegradable and compostable? Talk about renewable!

50+ Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Kids on Pinterest

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Check out our Ultimate List of Eco Gift Ideas for Kids for the 2014 holiday season over on our Pinterest Board. We’ve looked up dozens of companies and products and picked out our favourites to share with you. These gift ideas are either made using recycled materials, sustainable products and practices, non-toxic materials, and/or are better than the alternatives (such as the perfect sized metal water bottle we found for kids vs. plastic options). You’re sure to find something for that special person on your list! Also check out our recent post ‘Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids‘ for additional ideas. Enjoy! Follow us on Pinterest for more sustainable living ideas!        

Caboo at EcoXpo 2014 in Sydney, Australia: #ecoxpo14

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Caboo will be attending EcoXpo 2014 November 28-30th in Sydney, Australia. EcoXpo is a sustainable living show where thousands of innovative sustainable products and services will be available in one location. We will be showcasing the Caboo sugarcane and bamboo paper product line. We look forward to being an exhibitor this year for a great initiative as well as share the Caboo product line with you. Exhibitors participating adhere to certified organic, sustainable and good environmental practice and must act in accordance for entrance, to ensure they are genuine participators. Guests have the opportunity to discover and learn more about a wide range of products and services. There will be tons of eco living live presentations, cooking classes, yoga classes, workshops & free outdoor eco movies at night. It’s going to be amazing! Check out the full program schedule here: http://www.ecoxpo.com.au/program/   We will be at booth #84. If you

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Why Sugarcane and Bamboo are a Sustainable Alternative to Paper Made from Trees

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Did you know that globally humans cut down around 900,000 trees every daily for paper products, including 27,000 trees for toilet paper alone? That’s a lot of trees! Sugarcane and bamboo are a sustainable alternative to paper made from trees. Here’s why: Sugarcane and bamboo are grasses not hardwoods. They are some of the fastest growing in the world. Unlike trees, which can take up to 30 years to grow back and mature, sugarcane and bamboo grow back as quickly as 3-4 months and can be re-harvested in 1-2 years without replanting. Using products made from bamboo and sugarcane reduce over-logging and deforestation. Bamboo can grow in environments with depleted soil and little water and actually returns nutrients to the soil, which improves degraded areas. Bamboo doesn’t require fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides to grow. Sugarcane & Bamboo are more eco-friendly than recycled paper. Sugarcane bagasse (the dry fibrous residue that remains

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids

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The holiday season is just around the corner. The season of giving also means presents! We’ve researched our favourite eco-friendly gifts for kids from baby to teen. Here’s our top picks: 1. International Arrivals Beeswax Crayons – Set of 24 These crayons are made from natural beeswax and come in bright, vivid colours. They also come in a triangular shape for ergonomic fit. Writes on black paper too! $12.95   2. HaPe Quattro Quattro is a fun strategic game for ages 3+ and made from highly renewable bamboo and water based paint. $40.00 3. Skylar Luna Red & Silver Stars Long Sleeves Pajamas We love these comfy, cozy pajamas made from organic cotton and packaged in a reusable linen pouch. Sizes range from baby to size 10 kids. $39.00 4. Glob All Natural Paint Kit A natural and non-toxic paint set – perfect for the little artist. Comes with 6

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Review: Cuppow Canning Jar Drinking Lid, Eco Friendly Cup

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When we first came across this product, we thought it was a genius idea. The Cuppow lid turns regular canning jars into eco friendly cups that are transportable. Another (one of the many) uses for mason jars. Use it to hold all your favourite beverages. We like it best for smoothies on the go. Blend your smoothie at home, pour into your canning jar, pop on the Cuppow Canning Jar Drinking Lid and it becomes an environmentally friendly travel mug – its as simple as that. You can transport drinks easily by switching between the jar lid and Cuppow drinking lid. Lids come in lots of fun colors and are BPA-free rigid plastic. We love this limited edition pink color which supports The Living Beyond Breast Cancer Organization. With purchase, 5% of proceeds are donated.   Not only is Cuppow convenient but eco-friendly. They say a single person using the Cuppow

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