Going green doesn’t mean sacrificing quality

Taking a step toward a greener life may be easier than you imagine.

Small changes in your daily life — at home and at work — can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the environment. Most of us want to do our part for a better planet, but with busy, overscheduled lives, we often find the very idea overwhelming.

But taking the first step toward a greener life need not be difficult. Little things, like replacing your regular brand of household paper products for a brand made from recycled paper, can make a big difference.

Here’s an encouraging fact: If every household in the United States used one roll of paper towels or bath tissue made from 100 percent recycled paper, it could save 1 million trees. Making these simple yet meaningful changes are good examples to set for your children and provide a teaching moment at home.

Going green doesn’t mean sacrificing quality, either. That’s a myth. Paper towels and tissue made from recycled paper still have the strength and absorbency you need to get the job done — from cleaning countertops to wiping noses.