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NOTICE TO BIDDERS: PUBLIC RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITE SERVICES

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The City of Goshen, Indiana is soliciting sealed proposals for the collection, transport, and processing of recyclable materials from the City’s public recycling drop-off site. Services include the supply and maintenance of collection containers. Services to be provided shall begin April 1, 2023 and... more

Notice of Adoption of Ordinance 5147

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ord. 5147: Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Ordinance 5147, Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, was passed by the Goshen Common Council and approved and... more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

City of GoshenCDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and is soliciting public input. The following were identified as priority needs and... more

Upcoming Events All »

Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Board of Works

Monday, February 6, 2023, 2:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82986722338 or call 309-205-3325. Webinar ID: 829 8672 2338. Comments are no longer taken online.

City Council

Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318865360 or call 309-205-3325, Webinar ID: 843 1886 5360. Comments are no longer taken online.

Zero Waste Shopping

 

Giveaways for October

  • Paper Towels - 80% post consumer recycled OR Bamboo Paper Towels purchased at Maple City Market or your favorite local grocery store
  • Trash Bags - 89% post-consumer recycled purchased at Maple City Market or your favorite local grocery store
  • Reusable Cotton Produce Bag purchased at Maple City Market or your favorite local grocery store

 

 

The City of Goshen does not endorse any businesses or products. Products were selected based on factors such as local availability, zero waste (cradle to grave) including packaging, toxicity, reviews from customer experiences, & cost. The products tested and used in this project were limited and do not reflect all products on the market.

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Kitchen Paper Products

Paper Towels, Napkins & Toilet Paper

The best use of paper towels and paper napkins is Not using them. None of these products are recyclable.

Most of us are using toilet paper and there are some uses for other paper kitchen products that are hard to give up, so it is important to make the most sustainable option you can.

If you still must use them, how do you choose the best eco-friendly paper products? Here are the things you may want to look for if you want the best eco-friendly paper products:

  1. Not bleached. Bleaching processes can be tough not only on your skin but also on the environment. Eco-friendly paper products do not have bleaching processes. Instead, they use an alternative method of whitening or don’t whiten at all.
  1. No artificial dyes or other chemicals used. Printed paper products may look fancy, but they can actually be harmful to the environment if they are chemical-based that are harmful to your skin and to the natural resources. Choosing plain products can lessen toxic waste in our environment as a whole.
  1. Sustainable sources. Eco-friendly should be made from sustainable resources, such as bamboo or recycled content. Paper can be recycled 5-7 times before it cannot be used. Many manufacturers are using virgin pulp to make one-time-use low grade disposable paper products. These products require the shortest fibers and could be the last item (6th or the 7th item) after the paper has already be remade into several different products.
  1. Eco-friendly content and packaging. If the eco-friendly product is made with recycled material, it should be at least 50% or more. Several recycled products are 80% Post-consumer recycled material matters. This is material that has been used by a consumer and then recycled back into the manufacturing process. The packaging should also be smart with minimal or NO plastic but still effectively keeping the towels clean.
  1. Responsible and reputable company. Shop for a eco-friendly product where the company provides transparency in the manufacturing processes and the sourcing of sustainable materials.
  1. Do the job intended. Eco-friendly products can be tougher due to lack of bleaching and better in cleaning up your mess and can be just as absorbent.