Marcal Small Steps Review – 100% recycled paper products

Marcal Small Steps - 100% recycled paper productsHappy Earth Day! More and more we are trying to make small changes in our lives that are better for our environment. Each little thing we can do as  individuals can have a large impact as the group grows. I was simply shocked when I learned that our own family of four could potentially save around 2 trees per year! That’s 9-10 trees every 5 years! Can you imagine if those trees were planted in our yard every 5 years? Think about the small woodlot we could grow in a lifetime! Now think of it on a larger scale – If every household in the U.S. replaced one package of traditional toilet paper with Marcal Small Steps, together we could help save nearly one million trees. Mind blowing!

How is this possible? By using 100% recycled paper products in our homes and businesses! For 60 years Marcal has made it their mission to “make paper from paper, not from trees”. The New Jersey based company processes over 200,000 tons of paper each year into 100% recycled paper products. Unlike many of the other paper products you see in stores, Marcal  whitens theirs without the use of chlorine bleach and there are no added fragrances or dyes.

Marcal Small Steps - 100% recycled paper productsJoin the Marcal Movement to help save another 1,000,000 trees! You’ll receive a $1.00 off coupon! You can also follow @marcalsmallsteps on Twitter and Marcal on Facebook to keep up with current promotions and news. Check out the Marcalendar. It has some great ideas for getting a little more green this month and beyond!

After using Marcal Small Steps products for the past week I’ve realized that recycled paper products are way better than I thought they were. The paper towels are very sturdy and tackled the toothpaste on the mirror with no problem! The napkins and facial tissue are also sturdy, but not scratchy. And here’s the biggest test – the T.P. otherwise known as toilet paper! Durable, sturdy, but softer than the generic brand we buy from the dollar store! Both the 2-ply and 4-ply Marcal Small Steps varieties were way comfier to use than our usual brand! Very surprising since I thought they would be stiff and irritating but I am happily wrong.

The paper towels, napkins and 4-ply toilet paper are quilted in an adorable heart pattern! The paper towels that we tried had the very useful half sheet size, love that as it’s way less waste! The big pack of everyday napkins comes in a drawstring pouch! Very cool because that meant they were still in the bag and not all over the shelf under the counter like usual.

Win It!

One lucky reader will win a Marcal Small Steps starter kit worth $25! The kit includes an assortment of Marcal paper products: toilet paper, napkins, paper towels and facial tissues!

Marcal Small Steps - 100% recycled paper products
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Visit http://www.marcalsmallsteps.com/learn/tree-calculator then come back here and leave me a comment telling how many trees your household could save OR something else you’ve learned there..

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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, backyard chicken raising, dirt road living, pr friendly mom/gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter, a construction worker soulmate and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

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    Tethered Mommy says:

    I’m following you both on Twitter as tetheredmommy and I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/tetheredmommy/status/12647063404
    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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    Tethered Mommy says:

    We could save 2 trees after one year in my house. Which doesn't sound like a lot, but if everybody did that…that's a lot of trees!

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com
    http://www.tetheredmommy.com

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    Tethered Mommy says:

    I'm following you publicly on Google Friend Connect as Tethered Mommy.

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com
    http://www.tetheredmommy.com

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    Tethered Mommy says:

    I’m a fan of Small Steps on Facebook. (Maggie D C)

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com
    http://www.tetheredmommy.com

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    Tethered Mommy says:

    I’m following you on Networked Blogs. (Maggie D C/Tethered Mommy)

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com
    http://www.tetheredmommy.com

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    Carolee / Home4ever says:

    I switched to this brand a while ago!

    Let's see, I'm following, I'll subscribe, and put your button on my blog. I'll also mention the give-away in my blog today.

    Can't wait to see my post here Saturday- thanks for the opportunity!

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    Anonymous says:

    we could save 17 trees over 20 years! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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    Anonymous says:
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    The Bookworm says:

    We could save 26 trees over 20 years in our household! Amazing!

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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    The Bookworm says:

    I'm a blog follower.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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    The Bookworm says:

    I became a fan of Marcal and left a comment. (Thrifty Sarah)

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    The Bookworm says:

    I liked A Hen's Nest on Facebook. (Thrifty Sarah)

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    The Bookworm says:

    I'm following you & Marcal on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/12700820693

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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    lmurley2000 says:

    we could save 26 trees in 20 years wow

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    lmurley2000 says:

    like marcel on facebook-lmurley2000

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    lmurley2000 says:

    follow on networked blog-facebook

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    lmurley2000 says:

    follow a hens nest and marcel on twitter-lmurley2000

    tweeted

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    lmurley2000 says:

    email subscriber

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    My family could save 34 trees after 20 years.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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    I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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    I follow your blog.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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    I subscribe through e-mail.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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    Snowflake07 says:

    After 2 years we would have saved 2 trees. After 20 years we would save 26 trees!

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    Haydensmommy05 says:

    I follow both on twitter and tweeted!

    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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    Snowflake07 says:

    following you both on twitter as SnowflakeDay & tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/12728839957

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    Snowflake07 says:

    email subscriber

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    Snowflake07 says:

    google friend follower

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    Haydensmommy05 says:

    I could save 34 trees in 20 years that is amazing!!
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    Haydensmommy05 says:

    I follow on google friend!
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    I like you on FB!
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    Haydensmommy05 says:

    I subscribe by email!
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    Haydensmommy05 says:

    I am a FB fan of marcal and wrote on the wall!
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    Tamara B. says:

    After one year I could save three trees.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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    Tamara B. says:

    I am a follower through Goolge Friend Connect.
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    Tamara B. says:

    I "Like" Marcal Small Steps on Facebook and posted on their wall you sent me.
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    Tamara B. says:

    I "Like" A Hen's Nest on Facebook
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    hollowsins says:

    We could save 3 trees after a year
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    hollowsins says:

    I am a google follower
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    hollowsins says:

    I am your facebook fan
    amanda h
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    hollowsins says:

    I am an email subscriber
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    janetfaye says:

    In 20 years my family can save 17 trees.

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    janetfaye says:

    I follow with GFC – janetfaye

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    janetfaye says:

    I like Marcal Small Steps on Facebook – Janet Fri and I left the message.

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    janetfaye says:

    I am email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Jennifer Fraunfelder says:

    For a family of 4 we can save
    2 Trees AFTER 1 year
    9 trees AFTER 5 years
    17 trees AFTER 10 YEARS
    34 trees AFTER 20 YEARS

    mail(@)southernbabies(dot)com

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    Jennifer Fraunfelder says:

    Following A Hen's Nest on Twitter
    @southernbabies

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    my household could save 17 trees in 20 yrs
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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    GFC follower
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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    email subscriber
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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    After 10 years, we could save 17 trees! Thanks for the review and giveaway! I love Marcal Small Steps products!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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    I follow with blogger friend connect

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    I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Mommy Kennedy says:

    Wow! We could save 3 trees in just one year!

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    We could save 17 tress in 10 years.
    Hannah C
    psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

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    I am a follower
    Hannah C
    psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

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    Kristine says:

    After 5 years, my household can save 5 trees!!!

    contest.kristine@gmail.com

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    Anonymous says:

    after 20 years my family of 4 could save 34 trees.
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

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    mine was 17 trees could have been saved after 20 years from a 2 person household wow! makes you think
    campcreeknanny at gmail dot com

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    I Follow A Hen's Nest with Blogger Friend Connect as sherry gilland
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    I follow you & @marcalsmallstep on twitter
    http://twitter.com/campcreeknanny/status/12965214473
    campcreeknanny at gmail dot com

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    I Subscribe (and confirmed) to your blog via email at
    campcreeknanny at gmail dot com

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    janetfaye says:

    I like A Hen's Nest on Facebook – Janet Fri

    I follow on Networked Blogs – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    janetfaye says:

    Your link is on my blog roll:
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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Snowflake07 says:
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    We could save 43 trees in 20 years wow

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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    follow your blog as jelaws5

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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    FB fan of Marcal-Julie A Scott Laws

    left a message that you sent me ;)

    aunteegem@yahoo.comj

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    Both NB and FB fan of yours-julie A Scott Laws

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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    My family could save 2 whole trees in just a year!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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    Marcel Mfg had been in business since 1950 and started the Small Steps line in 2009

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Lois S says:
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    brennaboo says:

    We'd save 34 trees over the span of 20 years.

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    Cheryl B says:

    We could save 2 trees after 1 year, 13 trees after 10 years, 26 trees after 20 years.
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    Cheryl B says:

    follow a hen's nest on google friend connect
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    Cheryl B says:

    like marcal small steps on facebook:
    Cheryl Newman Bradley
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    Cheryl B says:

    like a hen's nest on facebook & follow on networked blogs

    Cheryl Newman Bradley
    cln1812(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Cheryl B says:

    follow both on twitter @cln1812 & tweeted:
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    Cheryl B says:

    subscribe to your RSS feed on google reader
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    Cheryl B says:

    your button is on my sidebar:
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    brennaboo says:

    Follow via Google Friend Connect.

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    brennaboo says:

    Fanned Marcal and told them A Hen's Nest sent me. (Brenna Chavez)

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    brennaboo says:

    Liked A Hen's Nest on FB. Brenna Chavez.

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    brennaboo says:

    Email subscriber.

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    brennaboo says:

    Tweet 5/2 http://twitter.com/brennaboo/status/13258664132

    I follow you and marcal @brennaboo

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    janetfaye says:

    Tweet:
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    Sarah Lynne says:

    Ouch, we could save 30 trees over 20 yrs. We plant a tree each year, so we are trying!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah Lynne says:

    I am a follower

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah Lynne says:

    I follow you and Marcel on twitter

    sarahsblogoffun

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah Lynne says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    Sarah Lynne says:

    I have your button

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Lois S says:
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    Jennifer T. says:

    We could save seven trees after five years in our household if we switched to Marcal products.

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    Jennifer T. says:

    I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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    Jennifer T. says:

    I'm a facebook fan of Marcal Small Steps under username Jennie Tilson. Left comment.

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    Jennifer T. says:

    I follow on Networked Blogs under username Jennie Tilson.

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    Jennifer T. says:

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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    janetfaye says:

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/13345372062

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Lois S says:
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    Frugal Science Gal says:

    We could save 17 trees in 20 years!!!

    frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Lois S says:

    I follow on Google Friend Connect

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    Lois S says:

    I have your button http://ljsin2win.blogspot.com/

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    Lois S says:

    I get your email

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Stephanie says:

    2 after 1 year

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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    dawns41 says:

    We can save about 2 trees in 2 years. Amazing!

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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    chazvgo says:

    We would save 2 trees in 1yr :)

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    After one year, we would save 3 and after 20 years, 43. That's a lot of trees.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    I'm a fb fan of Marcal Small Step and left them a message – Jill L

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    Follow via GFC – Chip

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    I'm a fb fan of A Hen's Nest – Jill L

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    Erica C. says:

    After one year, we can save 2 trees.

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    slb3334 says:

    1 tree in a year.

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    Lois S says:
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    melsywsou says:

    We would save 17 trees in 20 years.

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    Valancia says:

    I learned that Marcal products are- 100% premium recycled eco friendly products are hypoallergenic, virtually lint free, and whitened without chlorine bleaching. Small Steps® bath tissue, towels, napkins and facial tissue contain just the right combination of strength, absorbency and softness to handle every job.

    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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    Valancia says:

    I am Following A Hen's Nest with Blogger Friend Connect.

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    Valancia says:

    I Liked A Hen's Nest on Facebook and Become a Networked blogs follower , id- Valancia Arrelya

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    Valancia says:

    I subscribed

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    Valancia says:

    I have Your button http://skyxsky27.blogspot.com/

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    AF_wife says:

    My family (of 2) saves less than 1 tree per year!
    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    AF_wife says:

    I'm following your blog

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    AF_wife says:

    I liked them on Facebook and left a comment! Stephanie Coldwell
    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    AF_wife says:

    I'm following both of you on twitter and I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/SteCold/status/13489668497

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    ktgonyea says:

    We could save 2 trees in 2 years :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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    Anonymous says:

    HORTON111@AOL.COM

    WE COULD SAVE 3 TREES AFTER A YEAR

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    Anonymous says:

    My household could save 2 trees in a years time.

    brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

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    we would save about 20 trees in 20 years! that would be great!

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    Nicole L. says:

    We can save one tree in one year, and up to 17 in 20 years. :>

    lombardisweeps AT gmail.com

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    kayte71 says:

    We could save 1 tree a year!
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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    OneDayItWillBeAlright says:

    We could save 2 trees after 1 year.

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    OneDayItWillBeAlright says:

    following you on google fried connect
    Helen G

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    OneDayItWillBeAlright says:

    facebook fan of Marcal Small Steps and left comment

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    OneDayItWillBeAlright says:

    facebook fan of A Hens Nest and following your network blog

    Helen G

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    We could save 2 trees in a year, and 34 trees in 20 years! I'm going to recommend this site to everyone!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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    Snowflake07 says:
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    Joannie says:

    We could save 17 trees in 20 years!
    hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

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    missrantsypants says:

    We could save 2 trees a year. I wish it was more than that, but every bit helps!

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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    Vanessa says:

    We would save 2 trees a year!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    llinda29 says:

    1 a yr

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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    My household could save 1 tree after 1 year, 5 trees after 5 years, 9 trees after 10 years, and 17 trees after 20 years :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    Following A Hen's Nest with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    I like Marcal Small Steps on Facebook and commented
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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    A Hen's Nest Facebook fan and following A Hen's Nest with NetworkedBlogs on Facebook
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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    Following @ahensnest and MarcalSmallStep on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    Subscribed to A Hen's Nest by email
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    We could save 34 trees in 20 years! Amazing!
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    Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    The A Hen's Nest button is in my Blogroll, Buttons # – B
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    FDP 4 Life says:

    34 trees after 20 years

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    Jennifer H says:

    2 in just 1 year, impressive! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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    Jennifer H says:

    follower #491 :)

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    kathy pease says:

    after 20 years my household could save 43 trees..wow

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    kathy pease says:

    Google Friend klp1965

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    Lois S says:
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    kathy pease says:

    your fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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    kathy pease says:
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    kathy pease says:

    following your blog as klp1965

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    We could save 34 trees

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    tina reynolds says:

    In 20 years my family can save 43 trees thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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    tina reynolds says:

    I follow on gfc

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    tina reynolds says:

    i subscribe thanks

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    Gianna says:

    2 trees in 2 years.

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    I learned that all of Marcal Small Steps Napkins, Towels, Bath Tissue, and Facial Tissue products are manufactured with 100% Premium Recycled Materials.

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    I became a fan of Marcal Small Steps on Facebook and left a comment that you sent me.

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    I became your Facebook fan.

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    I follow you on Facebook Networked Blogs.

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    I subscribed by email.

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