Photo by Max Brownsberger, text by Naomi Scher.
You may have noticed that some of our dry goods stock has changed over the past few weeks. In the wake of Unilever’s controversial purchase of Seventh Generation, we will no longer be carrying Seventh Generation products.
Fortunately for those of you who buy your paper goods from the co-op, we have replaced our Seventh Generation paper towels with Emerald brand. Emerald is all about ecological responsibility, and innovation in sustainability. They aim to expand their signature “TreeFree™” production to their American products in the near future. Here’s a bit about Emerald’s philosophy from in their own words:
Ever wonder why we cut down trees to make paper? We did, too. That’s why in 1997 we made it our mission to produce every day products from sustainable, alternative materials at affordable prices. It wasn’t easy, but we found a way to make our paper products from Tree-FreeTM rapidly renewable agricultural fibers like bagasse, bamboo, and wheat straw; and we didn’t stop there. We have become the experts in using alternative, sustainable materials to produce all kinds of things you use daily like bath tissue, cutlery, cups, plates, and more! We make it easy for homes and businesses like yours to reduce their environmental impact, one Emerald product at a time.
A single roll of Emerald brand paper towels are $1.24 for members, and $1.75 for non-members.