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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, November 29, 2021

Governing Body: Goshen Economic Improvement District Board Date of Meeting: December 2, 2021 Time of Meeting: 7:30 a.m. Place of Meeting: Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code... more

Aviso Público

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

La Ciudad de Goshen está colaborando con ADEC, Inc. para desarrollar el Proyecto de Sendero Sensorial de Goshen para ayudar a conectar a las personas con discapacidades con los beneficios para la salud y las maravillas de la naturaleza. La subvención de Conexiones Comunitarias para Personas con Discapacidades... more

Public Notice

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The City of Goshen is partnering with ADEC, Inc. to develop the Goshen Sensory Trail Project to help connect individuals with disabilities to the health benefits and the wonders of nature. The Community Connections for People with Disabilities (CCPWD) grant is offered through the Indiana Office of... more

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Goshen Economic Improvement District meeting

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7:30am

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Economic Improvement District Board will hold a public meeting on December 2, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. at the Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room, 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, December 6, 2021, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81896230103 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 818 9623 0103 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

City Council meeting

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505176109 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 825 0517 6109. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

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.

GHG Emissions    Climate Action    Zero Waste   Forestry

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.