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Sunday, March 25, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: If You Care Prize Package

If You Care
If You Care is committed to protecting the environment by producing high-quality alternatives to conventional kitchen and household products. The materials we use are specially chosen to reduce their impact on our environment. We use unbleached paper, recycled materials and wood and paper coming from sustainably managed forests. We replace petroleum based ingredients with natural and renewable resources. We use paper from pulp and paper mills practicing the highest levels of clean water management. Every care is taken to ensure that each step– from factory to store shelf – conforms to strict standards for the conservation and protection of our greatest asset – the environment.
If You Care products are produced with a view to reducing the amount of waste in our waste streams. If possible, nothing should remain after the product has been used and properly disposed of. The packaging of every product is made from unbleached and whenever possible, recycled cardboard or paper which should be recycled again. The coffee filters, parchment paper, baking cups, waxed paper and sandwich bags are 100% biodegradable and should be composted. The aluminum foil is made from recycled aluminum and can be recycled again.


As you can see from the above statements If You Care is one of the few companies who really does care! I love their products & so does my family! I have been able to review several of their products & have yet to be disappointed! Below I have included a picture of a few of their products plus a brief description & my thoughts!
Due to our power-intensive process, ours uses 95% less energy to produce. Because there is no need to mine, our production creates less waste, while reusing a precious resource. If You Care 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil can be recycled again, providing your local recycling center accepts aluminum foil.
  • 100% recycled aluminum
  • 95% energy savings
  • Can be recycled over and over again
  • Minimum waste
  • Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
  • Vegetable-based inks for printing
  • Non-toxic glues
  • Cardboard packaging should be recycled
  • Protects food against light, oxygen, humidity and bacteria
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Gluten free
  • Allergen free
Having peace of mind when using a product is worth everything especially when I had kids! As you read the above description of what is not used it makes you wonder what is used in other products! We use a ton of foil & I do throw it into our recycling bin after use!


These premium quality FSC certified unbleached, greaseproof papers are perfect for a wide variety of baking and cooking needs. While some baking papers are coated with Quilon, which contains heavy metals like chromium that can be toxic when incinerated, If You Care Parchment Paper uses Silicone, derived from a natural element. It’s a much more expensive process, but one we feel is worth it for everyone. But perhaps most importantly, our baking papers use no chlorine in their production. And that means no chlorine is dumped into our lakes and streams.
  • FSC Certified unbleached greaseproof paper
  • Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
  • Minimum waste
  • Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
  • Vegetable-based inks for printing
  • Non-toxic glues
  • Cardboard packaging should be recycled
  • Silicone coated
  • Excellent for baking and cooking
  • No greasing necessary
  • Oven safe up to 428°F/220°C
  • Microwave-safe
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Gluten free
  • Allergen free
  • Star-K kosher and Kosher for Passover


I love this paper because you can use it in the microwave!!! This is the only parchment paper I know that can be microwaved! Again I wonder what other papers have in them & it's kind of scary to even think about it!
Made from the same material as our parchment papers, If You Care Baking Cups use premium quality unbleached greaseproof paper. Our baking cups use no chlorine in their production. And that means no chlorine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams. Available in three sizes – Mini (90 cups; 1.625in/4.14cm), Large (60 cups; 2.5in/6.35cm), and Jumbo (24 cups; 3.5in/8.89cm)
  • Unbleached greaseproof paper
  • Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
  • Minimum waste
  • Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
  • Vegetable-based inks for printing
  • Non-toxic glues
  • Cardboard packaging should be recycled
  • Excellent for baking
  • No greasing necessary
  • Oven safe up to 428°F/220°C
  • Microwave safe
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Gluten free
  • Allergen free
  • Star-K kosher and Kosher for Passover
Available in three sizes:
Mini: 90 cups; 1.625in/4.13cm NEW SIZE!!!
Large: 60 cups; 2.5in/6.35cm
Jumbo: 24 cups; 3.5in/8.89cm NEW SIZE!!!

Even though I didn't receive these Baking cups for this review I wanted to include them again because I absolutely love them! This product is really important because I think of the kids when I use these & they are mainly for the kids! Again I wonder what they put in other cups?
Made in Sweden from the unbleached pulp of Scandinavian spruce trees – a natural, renewable resource – If You Care Snack and Sandwich Bags are greaseproof, and provide a natural barrier which prevents grease or fat from penetrating. They are not treated with petroleum based paraffin wax or any other wax. Like all of our If You Care paper products, these snack and sandwich bags are totally chlorine-free, as a result of which, no chlorine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams. Perfect for snacks, cookies, muffins, nuts, chips, sandwiches and much more.

Product Attributes

  • Unbleached greaseproof paper
  • Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
  • Natural barrier properties – not chemically treated
  • 100% renewable resources
  • No petroleum products
  • Minimum waste
  • Vegetable-based inks for printing
  • Non-toxic glues
  • Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
  • Cardboard packaging should be recycled
  • Ideal for cookies and/or nuts and sandwiches with mayonnaise or butter
  • Replaces petroleum based plastic sandwich bags
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Microwave safe
  • Gluten free
  • Allergen free
  • Star-K kosher
We use these bags for everything that requires a bag for the kids! I have used these bags for everything from cookies to sandwiches! Also microwave safe how awesome it that!
If You Care 100% Natural Sponge Cloths are made in a patented process from a three dimensional blending of cellulose, non-GMO umbleached cotton and mirabilite – a natural mineral salt. During the production process, the mirabilite is washed out, leaving the remaining blend (70% cellulose & 30% cotton) extremely porous, which makes the sponge cloth extraordinarily absorbent. It can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in water.
Why Use If You Care 100% Natural Sponge Cloths?
CLEANING
There is no better or more effective cleaning cloth for kitchens, countertops, bathrooms and general household cleaning, available anywhere. It is the perfect carrier for water, soap and water and/or any disinfectants. It cleans streak free. It absorbs liquids easily and quickly and releases them with simple wringing. It is remarkably durable, tear and abrasion resistant, reusable over and over again, and can be machine washed in water up to 1900F (880C), up to 300 times.
THE ENVIRONMENT
If You Care 100% Natural Sponge Cloths and their packaging are made from 100% renewable resources and contain no petroleum or other fossil fuel products. Each cloth is reusable and washable many times, replacing up to 15 rolls of paper towels. These sponge cloths reduce waste and reduce the amount of material going to landfill. The packaging is a biopolymer made from corn starch which is certified compostable in commercial composting facilities, leading to a further reduction in waste, greenhouse gasses and diversion from landfill.
USE & CARE
Rinse cloth and wring out excess water to increase absorbency. Use with water, soap and water, or any household cleaner. After using, rinse thoroughly, wring out water, and leave flat to dry. Cloth can be washed at temperatures up to 1900F (880C) in dishwasher or washing machine with normal loads. Do not use chlorine bleach or chlorine products. After washing, leave to air dry. Do not tumble dry.

Product Attributes

  • 70% Cellulose and 30% unbleached non-GMO cotton
  • 100% renewable resources
  • Packaging 100% compostable PLA-biopolymer derived from corn starch
  • Packaging compostable in commercial composting facilities
  • Packaging certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
  • No petroleum products
  • Reusable many times
  • Reduces waste
  • Reduces landfill
  • 1 cloth replaces up to 15 rolls of paper towels
  • Perfect for cleaning kitchens, countertops, bathrooms etc.
  • Machine washable up to 300 times


Lifecycle of Sponge Cloth


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