I think it’s a great idea to use recycled paper not just for your wedding thank you cards, but also for all of your stationary envelopes, notepads, printer paper, paper towels or any paper goods that you use in your home once you set up housekeeping. There’s almost no end to the ways you can add green to your married life. All it takes is a little research and imagination. Did you know that you can even get pens that are made from recycled plastic components with barrels that are manufactured from recycled materials such as paper, wood scraps, plastic, denim, and even bamboo? It’s true. I first encountered recycled pens like the ones I just described at a hotel I stayed at in Europe almost ten years ago. It’s a shame that it’s taken America this long to get on the eco-friendly bandwagon. On the other hand, it’s never too late to make up for lost time. Now that Americans are getting wise to the value of green living, it’ easier than ever to find green paper products like thank you notes made from recycled paper. Fortunately, the Internet allows you to do comparison shopping with firms all over the world to find the best bargains for the recycled paper products with which to stock your home.
So, after you’ve had your green wedding, followed by your green reception and a green honeymoon, you can settle in to enjoy your married life in your eco-friendly home filled with recycled products made from everything from paper, plastic, denim, wood, glass, steel, bamboo, and anything else that can be recycled.
If you watch any of the shows on the Green Planet cable TV network, you know that there’s almost no limit to what can be recycled these days, and is being made into countertops, furniture, rugs, curtains, windows, and paneling. That’s why I say that sending green thank you notes is only the beginning; that is if you’re really committed to a green lifestyle for the rest of your life.