Happy Holidays from everyone at Dolphin Blue. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.
Despite the cold, windy and rainy weather, Dolphin Blue’s staff members Courtney, Mike and Miguel along with our CEO Tom Kemper arrived early on Saturday morning for the very first Green Source DFW Run for the Environment at Cedar Hill State Park, sponsored by Dolphin Blue, to set up our booth that featured several of our Pet Supplies, Kids Toys, Planners & Calendars, Personal Care Products and Cleaning Supplies. We also featured our new line of dog toys, Zogoflex: Chew, Play and Treat toys.
It’s just a matter of days before the new school year begins, are you prepared? Many parents have already started shopping with the intent of buying the pure necessities like pens, paper, pencils and binders. On average, a family of school-aged children spends about $250 on school supplies and electronics each year. Do your part this year and look for more environmentally friendly and sustainable school supplies. Dolphin Blue offers a variety of Back-To-School supplies made with post-consumer recycled content and Made in the USA.
Is your pet eco-friendly? It seems like a lot of pet owners overlook their pets when transitioning from their own typical purchases to more environmentally friendly products. We search for ways to reduce our own carbon footprints and completely overlook our pet’s carbon footprint. In fact, a pet’s carbon footprint is about twice the size of an SUV! So how can we help reduce our pet’s pawprint? Here are some tips:
I personally conducted the very first public recycling event in Dallas in 1992, collecting and bagging 350 50-gallon bags of recyclables. After all that work, I had no success finding a place to accept the materials. That’s when I learned Recycling Economics 101: When we purchase products made from materials we place in bins, recycling works. When nobody is buying products made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material, recycling fails miserably.
Credit to Symbolia; Comic by Andy Warner
Tossing them into the trash seems like the easiest way to dispose of the unnecessary cartridges, in fact, 60 – 80 percent of empty ink and toner cartridges used in laser printers, fax machines, and copiers end up in our landfills. In North America alone, 300 million cartridges end up in landfills each year!
Carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds we produce as individuals, groups, etc., due to consumption of fossil fuels. The greater your carbon footprint is the more affect you have on our planet.