With all eyes still (particularly today) on the economically and environmentally nightmarish situation in the Gulf of Mexico, our pals over at GOOD took the time to publish a quick but crucial reminder detailing Things You Didn’t Know Where Made of Oil — And How to Avoid Them.
The actions and associated products on the list may be old news for some, but as GOOD points out, all of the oil spilling into the Gulf isn’t just used to power your car: 20 of the 42 gallons of oil in a single barrel goes to gasoline and the rest is used in more than 6,000 consumer products. Many, if not most, of them can be found throughout the home.
So, as a refresher course on how to put a plug in your own petroleum reliance, here’s a look at some of the household product tips that made GOOD’s oily avoidance list followed by related links written by yours truly and some of my fellow MNN bloggers.
Swap out your candles (and surfboard wax)
Paint with awareness
Choose natural fibers
Take another look at the products in your bathroom
Check out your cleaning products, too.
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