The environment and the economy go hand in hand. The time has come for the environment and conserving natural resources to be factored into consumer products’ and is essential for a competitive economy in the 21st century. For example, when CFC’s were found to create holes in the ozone layer, businesses and consumers alike made changes to accommodate for the problems created. And today, no business could thrive using CFC’s in their product.
Environmental concerns must be factored into our business decisions, in order to sustain and compete. Many have realized that environmental conservation is good for the economy. They are taking action and seeing results. Our environmental concerns are much larger than a single product such as CFC. As a result, innovation and technology is exploding with rich ideas for eco friendly and green products.
There are more than 4,500 products available with recycled materials. The EPA recently published a report linking materials management, including recycling and waste management, to a reduction in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. As more companies demand these products, availability should increase. As consumers become more aware of the environmental impacts of their buying practices, they will do more as individuals to help counteract the current eco problems. They will also expect more from products they purchase.
The environmental movement is powerful, and whether you’re in it or not, the time has come for change. Just as there are no products containing CFC’s on the shelves of U.S. stores today, retailers will have to make changes to remain competitive by selling more recycled, greener eco friendly products. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), purchasing recycled products creates markets for the recovered materials used in these products. This action fosters sustainability and conserves natural resources and energy. In addition, purchasing recycled products promotes the continued manufacture of these products, thus completing the recycling loop. In general, recycled content products perform as well as their counterparts. In some instances, they perform better. You do not need to compromise on quality to purchase recycled products.
If reduce, reuse, recycle is part of your philosophy, you’ll appreciate Paloma Pottery’s mission to provide unique recycled products at affordable prices, and create a socially responsible and sustainable business. Online since 2001, Paloma Pottery offers unique recycled gifts, such as recycled glass infused pottery products to use in the home and garden, as well as wearable art, eco jewelry and accessories. Paloma Pottery manufactures these unique recycled glass products by combining ceramics and recycled glass. Each piece is handmade, resulting in a one of a kind product, produced for consistency and value. Paloma Pottery is committed to quality service and the varying needs of each individual customer.
Gifts from the heart are a wonderful way to celebrate love and friendship. Handmade gifts are always appreciated, especially when made using recycled materials. Artisan style handmade pottery is adorned with fused recycled glass, to create high quality recycled products and functional art, in colors and items that fit a variety of tastes and décor. Paloma Pottery offers a variety of items, from key chains and bookmarks, to wall hooks and kitchenwares and unique recycled glass fused ceramic gifts.
Employing economically responsible ideals to reduce, re-use, and recycle as a mission, Paloma Pottery emerged in January 2000. “I was inspired to recycle glass within my pottery, and when I saw the results, I knew I had found my niche,” says Whitney. “Social responsibility in business is simply good practice and good business. I am committed to customer service, following through with my word, and dedicated to encouraging and following sustainable business.”
For more information:
Nicole Whitney, president/owner
4165 Salt Spring Drive
Ferndale, WA 98248