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According to The Pillow Shop, over 10 million tons of pillows are disposed of in landfills every year.

Did you know tips

Smart Tips

September 1, 2009

Sleep Naturally

You can punch and fluff your pillow,
But it won't forever keep.
So for your next one buy organic
To create a greener sleep!

Pillow Talk

Let's face it - we spend about a third of our lives hittin' the hay, so we deserve to compliment those REM cycles with lush pillows. But they do go flat after a few years (or a few good pillow fights), keeping the bedding market alive and our landfills literally stuffed to the gills with feathers, cotton, fibers and chemicals. Next time you do the ol' switcharoo and replace your pillows, consider going eco-friendly to leave less of an impact on the environment.

  • Buckwheat Hull pillows retain their shape, ventilate well and can be refrigerated as therapy to reduce swelling and pain. www.northernnaturals.com/buckwheatpillow.html
  • Kapok is a sustainable fiber that is extracted from the seeds of kapok trees and is hypoallergenic, providing a great pillow for allergy sufferers. Kapok is also resistant to water and decay, helping to give it a long life. www.kapokpillows.net/
  • PureGrowTM Wool pillows help regulate your temperature and wick away moisture, while resisting allergens like mold and dust. www.goodnightnaturals.com/
  • Organic cotton contains no chemicals and firmly supports your head and neck while you rest. www.ecobedroom.com/
  • Natural latex and latex foam pillows provide excellent support, ventilation and are anti-microbial as well as hypo-allergenic. www.absolutecomfortonsale.com/

Check It Out

Read about how Hollander Home Fashions (one of the largest pillow manufacturers in the U.S.) plans to become a zero waste company by 2010: www.sustainablebusiness.com/
Use this animal shelter locator to donate your old pillows to pets in need: www.petsname.net/

 

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