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Choose Good Household Goods

By Allison Burch, April 5, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch
During Earth Month, and really every month for that matter, it’s all about reduce, reuse, recycle! While I am totally behind figuring out how to reduce waste by going reusable (I recently found a super-cute, washable fabric wrap for my kiddo’s sandwiches) there are times when I just need to use something that’s disposable. Um, a trash bag comes to mind. So, when that’s the case, I prefer to look for items that a) are made from recycled content, b) do not whiten with chlorine bleach, c) use conscientious packaging or d) work well. It’s even better when I find a product that has more than one of these features and is competitively priced. That’s why this line-up of household products from our exclusive 365 Everyday Value® and Green Mission™ brands is really good news. I get lots of choices that meet many of my criteria but won’t break my budget. PAPER PRODUCTS • 100% recycled paper (80% post-consumer recycled content) • Whitened without chlorine bleach • Hypo-allergenic and fragrance free options Green Mission™ Choose-Your-Size Paper Towels 365 Everyday Value® Choose-Your-Size Paper Towels 365 Everyday Value® Paper Towels Green Mission™ Bathroom Tissue 365 Everyday Value® Bathroom Tissue 365 Everyday Value® Facial Tissue 365 Everyday Value® Dinner Napkins 365 Everyday Value® Lunch Napkins PLASTIC BAGS •100% recycled paperboard box (35% post-consumer recycled content) •Strong-sealing zipper •Kosher 365 Everyday Value® Snack Bags 365 Everyday Value® Storage Bags 365 Everyday Value® Slider Storage Bags 365 Everyday Value® Freezer Bags TRASH BAGS • 65% recycled polyethylene • 100% recycled-paperboard box (35% post-consumer recycled content) 365 Everyday Value® Drawstring Tall Kitchen Trash Bags 365 Everyday Value® Quick-Tie Tall Kitchen Trash Bags WRAPS AND PAPERS 365 Everyday Value® 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil • 100% recycled paperboard box (35% post-consumer recycled content) 365 Everyday Value® Plastic Wrap • Perfect thickness provides maximum cling • 100% recycled paperboard box (35% post-consumer recycled content) • Kosher 365 Everyday Value® Parchment Paper • Reduced waste with no metal or plastic cutter edge • 100% silicon-coated paper • Kosher 365 Everyday Value® Wax Paper • Reduced waste with no metal or plastic cutter edge So, when you can’t choose reuse, what do you look for when deciding on disposable?
Category: Grocery




mike sligh says ...
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04/05/2011 4:07:49 PM CDT
bepkom says ...
@Mike: Thank you.....we appreciate that!
04/06/2011 1:44:48 PM CDT
Steph says ...
Are your trash bags biodegradable? I hate throwing things away, especially since I know they are basically trapped in plastic garbage bags with no hope of breaking down. With a biodegradable bag, items could begin the slow decomposition process sooner.
04/06/2011 11:56:22 PM CDT
linda russak says ...
i used to purchase a green box of NATURAL WAX PAPER. WHICH WAS BEIGE and thus unbleached. i can not find it in any of the WF markets i have gone to. can you help me? i really like that product, and i am perturbed that i cannot find. thank you very much for any assistance.
09/08/2011 5:43:41 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Linda Thanks for your support! There are several reasons that a product might not be reordered at Whole Foods Market (supplier discontinue, a better product is available, etc). For the best way to get the most accurate, complete information about this product I encourage you to reach out to your community's Whole Foods Market directly. I've included the link to locate your store's contact information. They will be happy to let you know if the product is on back order or even if it can be special ordered for you. Happy waxy wrappy, Linda. ;) http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/13/2011 5:50:20 PM CDT
Elgi says ...
are the 365 wax paper and parchment papers completely natural products?
10/08/2011 5:50:58 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Elgi Thanks for asking. The term natural means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Hopefully this response answers your question in the most complete and satisfying fashion. Our 365 wax paper and parchment papers contain no chemicals or additives other than the silicon coating for the wax paper. Like all our products, these papers contain no preservatives. Happy shopping!
10/10/2011 12:33:06 PM CDT
rose says ...
I am very unhappy with the Green Mission toilet tissue. It's all cardboard core and plastic wrapping. Almost no tissue. Waste of resources.
03/22/2012 5:46:34 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Rose Thank you for reaching out. If you'd like to place an official complaint, please reach out to the Customer Service team directly at the following link. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/service.php
03/23/2012 10:09:54 AM CDT
rose says ...
Thank you, Jane. Rose
03/23/2012 9:23:06 PM CDT
Linda Maus says ...
I totally dig the Green Mission toilet paper. my husband is pretty picky about that stuff and he even commented it is better than the crappy(pardon the pun) t.p. i have been buying over the years from charmin to angelsoft...we prefer the texture/quality of the green mission stuff. the only concern i had is that nowhere on the packaging is it listed as septic safe. we live on a farm and i watch that stuff since we are on a septic. anyone know the low down on that? i emailed the company, hoping for a quick reply.
10/19/2012 10:59:24 AM CDT
Monica says ...
Hello. I've been reading about PLA biodegradable plastic products made from corn starch. Is this a product you would consider stocking? Thank you.
11/04/2012 12:00:25 AM CDT
Monica says ...
Hello. I've been reading about PLA biodegradable plastic products made from corn starch. Is this a product you would consider stocking? Thank you.
11/04/2012 12:00:27 AM CDT
Cheryl says ...
I was hoping that 365 wax paper wasn't bleached. Could you clarify, since all the wax papers I've bought in the past were not white and this is. Thanks!
03/16/2014 8:34:40 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHERYL - I checked with our Private Label team and the paper pulp for the new wax paper is bleached using an elemetal chlorine free process to avoid the associated dioxins.
03/17/2014 1:13:17 PM CDT
debbie says ...
wondering if any of the dinner napkins are anything but white
03/20/2014 10:13:08 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEBBIE - Since this is an older post, check with your local store to see exactly what colors they have in stock!
03/21/2014 2:31:51 PM CDT
Thomas Jones says ...
Does 365 Parchment Paper contain chlorine or quilon?
10/07/2014 6:52:18 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@THOMAS - The 365 parchment paper is unbleached so there will not be any chlorine. There is also not any quilon as we use silicone instead.
10/08/2014 12:51:28 PM CDT
warren says ...
I use aluminum foil to line our cooking pans and have just learned about the dangers of leaching when preparing foods with aluminum foil. Is the aluminum foil sold in whole foods a better option? Any alternative food prep options you can suggest would be great!
11/16/2014 9:56:00 AM CST
Mike Devlin says ...
I visit a newer store near my house to get groceries for my aging parents who insist on buying the 365 brand 30 gallon fragrance free trash bags. Since you recently changed the packaging for this from Green to White, the store (Cherry Hill NJ) has not had them, and the store buyer has informed me that 'they'discontinued the item. Fortunately it is available at another store (Marlton NJ), and in the new packaging... making me think that perhaps it is more accurately 'discontinued in Cherry Hill' but available for purchase in other Whole Foods stores.... but I go to this store because I am trying not to travel to Marlton it is out of my way. I am not trying to mess up the buyer's shelf space or profit models, but I NEED to purchase this product and I would like my local store to accommodate me by ordering it. Is it possible to order the product (special order) ?
01/09/2015 8:48:32 AM CST
Joan says ...
Hi, It's hard to find any details about your parchment paper from Finland. I gather that it is silicone coated? Would anyone there know if it is made with quilon? Thank you.
01/12/2015 8:51:56 AM CST
Margaret says ...
I cannot find the Green Mission Revolution Bath Tissue in my local Whole Foods; a store employee told me they don't know if it will be discontinued or if it is being repackaged under a different look/label/name. Can you tell me if this product will be available in the future? It is the only hypoallergenic TP I can use. Thanks for any info you can find.
01/12/2015 12:29:51 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JOAN - The parchment paper is 100% silicon-coated paper but it does not contain quilon or chlorine.
01/13/2015 12:28:24 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MIKE - The trash bags are temporarily out of stock and should be back soon!
01/13/2015 3:07:56 PM CST