Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Our Planet

Photo taken in 1968 by Apollo astronaut crew

“When mankind’s first interplanetary travelers stood on the Moon and gazed back at Earth, they were startled to see only a fragile blue sphere surrounded by a minuscule membrane of atmosphere. As the water planet rose delicately above the stark lunar moonscape, the astronauts snapped a few pictures to remind us that we are all captive passengers on an environmental star-ship of sorts, one whose resources are not limitless after all, but terribly finite. Fittingly, the now famous sequence of photographs became known as the “Earthrise” series.”

By Simply Tim (Tim Lee) From Earthrise and Running Shoes

In our everyday lives we tend to forget that we live on a plant with a finite amount of resources. That’s why I get so excited over my Watkins Business. The need for companies to practice “green” manufacturing is more important than ever.  Watkins has been a pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients since 1868. We continue our commitment to you and the environment by implementing processes that reduce waste and conserve energy.  Together we can make a positive impact on our environment.

How does Watkins reduce waste and make a positive impact on the earth?
  • Offer a full line of plant based home care products that are free of pollutants and biodegradable.
  • Offer a full line of USDA certified 100% Organic Herbs and Spices and All-Natural Pure Extracts.
  • Adhere to a strict paper, plastic, and aluminum recycling program.
  • Utilize biodegradable packing materials.
  • Use soy-based ink in our printed marketing materials.
  • Employ e-communications and encourage customers, Associates, and vendors to obtain information online instead of in printed form.
  • Gravity fed filling processes:  We fill our bulk dry mixes using time-tested gravity feeds.  This allows us to conserve energy that would normally be used to power a pneumatic or conveyor system.
  • Use lighter weight product packaging.  Simply reducing our plastic bottle weight for various products has saved thousands of pounds of plastic from waste.
  • Encourage vendors to use renewable energy and cut waste.
  • Utilize Lean business and manufacturing practices to help eliminate waste and streamline operations.
What is Living Naturally to Watkins?
A way of life. Watkins is striving to be the most trusted natural products company and Living Naturally speaks to all of Watkins product categories. From sourcing raw materials, to manufacturing, and delivery, Watkins is working toward sustainability in every aspect of our business!

What is it to our Associates and Customers?
Living Naturally means each of our customers can expect consistent products and service at an affordable price, all with the sustainability of our planet’s resources in mind.

With internal expertise, we can assure you that Watkins natural products have been developed, manufactured and delivered to you with dedication to environmental sustainability. We have taken the burden off your shoulders so that you can make an anxiety free purchase since Watkins natural products are made in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

NPA Certification
The Natural Products Association has granted J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary products the NPA Seal of compliance. To earn this coveted seal, products must be made of at least 95% natural ingredients from renewable and sustainable resources.

Did You Know?
Utilizing natural ingredients allows for the elimination of ingredients that can potentially cause health risks. Most synthetic chemical ingredients are modeled after natural equivalents!

DfE Certification
J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Designed for the Environment (DfE) program. The DfE seal ensures
consumers that cleaning products displaying the seal have been formulated using the safest ingredients for human and environmental health. By working closely with cleaning product manufacturers, the DfE diverted the use of 80 million pounds of harmful chemicals they refer to as “chemicals of concern” in 2007.

Did You Know?
If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 24 oz. petroleum based dishwashing liquid with Watkins 24 oz. plant-based product, we could save 85,886 barrels of oil! That is enough to heat and cool 4,941 U.S. homes for a year!

Sign up now and join me as we use natural plant-based products and tell others how they can use these products too! Start you own Watkins business today! Take our no obligation no pressure online tour Have the Life You Deserve for more information.

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