Do You Care? Then If You Care.

woman pouring coffee made with If You Care brand filters

Conscientious Buyers Choose If You Care’s Environmentally Friendly Home Products

Starting in 1990 with just one product—brown, unbleached coffee filters,—If You Care’s 100% Certified recyclable, Certified Compostable line of home products soon expanded to include unbleached parchment paper and baking cups. It’s hard to imagine now, but at that time, If You Care was the only brand in North America offering chlorine-free paper goods for home use. 

Since then, If You Care has developed non-stick roasting bags that seal moisture in your roasts while protecting your oven from splatter; the company also makes cake and pie pans made using Certified recyclable, unbleached, totally chlorine-free (TCF) greaseproof paper. These are ready to use, have natural easy release properties, are Certified Compostable, and require no greasing. Better still, you can take a home-made pie to a friend’s house without worrying about getting your pie plate back.
We’ve all seen the greenwashing that happens when American big business (and its money) can influence how products are labeled. In contrast, If You Care is a small business whose products have been tested to the highest global standards and carry the certifications to back it up. 

This is a huge boon to parents who are uncomfortable with packing their children’s food in petroleum-based plastic. With If You Care, parents can pack snacks and school lunches in greaseproof Sandwich and Snack Bags made from the unbleached pulp of FSC Certified Scandinavian spruce trees, a natural and renewable resource. Chlorine-free and Certified Compostable, these recyclable bags ensure that no toxic chlorine or chlorine derivatives will leach into your kid’s food, nor are any dumped into lakes, rivers, and streams during production. The paper isn’t treated with petroleum-based paraffin or any other type of wax, either—plus, these handy bags are OK to use in the microwave.

When it debuted, If You Care tied into a growing consumer awareness of the ways that even small lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on the volume of waste that we contribute to landfills. Beginning in 2009, If You Care went on a campaign to launch ever-more-innovative, Certified Compostable products designed to reduce our carbon footprint on this earth. For consumers who care, If You Care offers a conscientious choice.

Happily, If You Care is not just about baking, roasting, and food storage. The company has sustainable products for use all over your home. If you’re tired of buying household sponges commonly made from petroleum-based polyester and polyurethane (that break down into microplastic and nanoplastic pollution), opt for If You Care Sponge Cloths. If You Care’s Certified Compostable  sponge cloths can absorb up to 20 times their own weight in water, leave no streaks, are remarkably durable, are tear- and abrasion-resistant, and reusable. They can be machine washed up to 300 times. 

Not restricted to the home, If You Care also offers eco-friendly products for outdoor use. Rather than using petroleum-based lighter fluid or other firelighters impregnated with kerosene and/or paraffin (both derived from petroleum), conscientious consumers can start their BBQ grills, campfires and outdoor fire pits using 100% carbon neutral Firelighters. These handy, Certified Compostable cubes are made from sustainably sourced, FSC Certified wood and non-smelly, food-safe vegetable oil. That means no more grilling food over fires that smell like oil refineries. Given all of If You Care’s eco-friendly products, isn’t it time to ask yourself, how much do you care? If you find that you do, choose If You Care. Click over to If You Care to see the company’s whole line of no-nonsense, sustainable home products.