Are you searching for some environmentally positive products to purchase which are sold in the Detroit area (and elsewhere too) with a reasonable price tag? Then Seventh Generation provides wonderful and varied choices for everyone. Patronizing these type of environmentally conscious products is one easy way to help our environment and to preserve our planet for at least the next Seven Generations an beyond !!!
(NOTE: I will be quoting directly from the website of this company because they have taken the time to say everything so perfectly.)
The mission of this company is stated as follow on their website:
“To inspire a revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations.”
This company takes every step of the process that they use to provide products to their customers, while also preserving this planet, very seriously. Amen.
They state the following:
“We don’t want toxics being used or produced at any point in the many steps necessary to create our products. This includes the formulation mixing factories (our Tier 1 suppliers), the ingredient suppliers that supply them (our Tier 2 suppliers), as well as the factories where the primary materials and chemicals are made (our Tier 3 and 4 suppliers). At Seventh Generation, we not only consider the safety of our own products, but that of the entire value chain as well. This includes the use of substances that may affect the health of the workers producing our ingredients and the quality of the air emissions and wastewater effluent at the plants processing our ingredients.”
When speaking about their packaging the website states:
“A product’s packaging speaks volumes about the company selling it. We have always wanted consumers to notice our belief in ingredient disclosure when they pick up one of our products, but we want them to notice something else as well — the commitment to sustainability each package represents.
We try to create packaging that has a minimal impact on the environment. We reduce the amount of material we use by concentrating our liquid laundry products, offering refills (so far, just for our Baby Wipes but we are working on expanding this) and by redesigning the package itself to use less material. We favor recycled over virgin materials, and prefer materials that can be composted or recycled back into the materials stream.
We used a life cycle assessment (LCA) study to determine that a flexible pouch would be environmentally superior to a rigid plastic refill bottle.
All product and outer packaging boxes are now made from 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard except our baby diaper boxes and the boxes from one of our paper towel manufacturers. The U.S. standard is 40%.”
The products that they provide are numerous. Per their website, some of the type of products include:
Diapers & Training Pants
Baby Bath & Body
Organic Cotton Tampons
Chlorine Free Pads
To visibly show the inpact of these very environmentally conscious business decisions this company has a running tally on their website of how many trees have been saved (531,357 so far) and/or barrels of petroleum not used (1,700,068 so far) because of the products provided by their company and used by environmentally conscious customers !! This positive message reminds us that we CAN all make a difference by our conscious choices. Something as easy as the decision to purchase and use environmentally positive products for our everyday needs has a big impact on this planet.
Seventh Generation products can be obtained on line and/or in most grocery stores. The Seventh Generation’s website offers a store locator to help us find the nearest stores which carry these wonderful products.
The toll free telephone number of Seventh Generation is:
The website address is:
The Author of the book Purposeful (Not Random) Acts of Kindness (AKA Beginning Steps for Overcoming Spoiled Brat-aholism) this company (and the people who patronize this company) an A for their great work.