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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Community Interviews 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The City of Goshen strives to take the best care for residents and to ensure our drinking water meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) safety requirements.  As part of this process, the EPA will conduct community interviews in Goshen... more

2024 Spring brush pick-up begins April 22

Monday, April 15, 2024

The City of Goshen Street Department will begin the Spring brush pick-up on Monday, April 22, and will run until Friday, May 3, 2024. Please have any yard brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick-up. Leaf and brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Because of the large... more

Beautify Goshen Week 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will offer additional disposal services from Saturday, April 27, to Saturday, May 4, to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is only available during this... more

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RESCHEDULE: Board of Aviation Commissioners

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:00pm

City Council

Monday, April 22, 2024, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559 or call +1 305 224 1968, Webinar ID: 816 5277 7559. Comments are no longer taken online. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559

Shade Tree Board

Monday, April 22, 2024, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

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.