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.

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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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Henrietta Newman is a self-loving single mom into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Tethered Mommy says

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

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  4. Tethered Mommy says

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

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  5. Tethered Mommy says

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

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  6. 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!

  7. Anonymous says

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

  8. Anonymous says
  9. The Bookworm says

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

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  10. The Bookworm says

    I'm a blog follower.

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  11. The Bookworm says

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

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  12. The Bookworm says

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  13. The Bookworm says

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

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  14. lmurley2000 says

    we could save 26 trees in 20 years wow

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  15. lmurley2000 says

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  18. lmurley2000 says

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  19. lmurley2000 says

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  20. My family could save 34 trees after 20 years.

    Donna
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  21. I'm a facebook fan.

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  22. I follow your blog.

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  23. I subscribe through e-mail.

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  24. Snowflake07 says

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

  25. Haydensmommy05 says

    I follow both on twitter and tweeted!

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  26. Snowflake07 says

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

  27. Snowflake07 says

    email subscriber

  28. Snowflake07 says

    google friend follower

  29. Haydensmommy05 says

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

    I follow on google friend!
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  31. Haydensmommy05 says

    I like you on FB!
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  32. Haydensmommy05 says

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  33. Haydensmommy05 says

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

    After one year I could save three trees.
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  35. Tamara B. says

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

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

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  38. hollowsins says

    We could save 3 trees after a year
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  39. hollowsins says

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  40. hollowsins says

    I am your facebook fan
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  41. hollowsins says

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  42. janetfaye says

    In 20 years my family can save 17 trees.

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  43. janetfaye says

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  44. janetfaye says

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

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  45. janetfaye says

    I am email subscribed.

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  46. 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

  47. Jennifer Fraunfelder says

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  48. Snowflake07 says
  49. my household could save 17 trees in 20 yrs
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  50. GFC follower
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  51. email subscriber
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  52. After 10 years, we could save 17 trees! Thanks for the review and giveaway! I love Marcal Small Steps products!
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  53. I follow with blogger friend connect

  54. I subscribe via email
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  55. Snowflake07 says
  56. Snowflake07 says
  57. Mommy Kennedy says

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

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

  59. I am a follower
    Hannah C
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  60. After 5 years, my household can save 5 trees!!!

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  61. Anonymous says

    after 20 years my family of 4 could save 34 trees.
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  62. mine was 17 trees could have been saved after 20 years from a 2 person household wow! makes you think
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  63. I Follow A Hen's Nest with Blogger Friend Connect as sherry gilland
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  64. I follow you & @marcalsmallstep on twitter
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  65. I Subscribe (and confirmed) to your blog via email at
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  66. Snowflake07 says
  67. janetfaye says

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

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  68. janetfaye says

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  69. Snowflake07 says
  70. Snowflake07 says
  71. We could save 43 trees in 20 years wow

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  72. follow your blog as jelaws5

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  73. FB fan of Marcal-Julie A Scott Laws

    left a message that you sent me ;)

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

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  75. My family could save 2 whole trees in just a year!
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  76. Marcel Mfg had been in business since 1950 and started the Small Steps line in 2009

  77. Snowflake07 says
  78. brennaboo says

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

  79. 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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  80. Cheryl B says

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  81. Cheryl B says

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  82. Cheryl B says

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

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  83. Cheryl B says

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

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  85. Cheryl B says

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  86. brennaboo says

    Follow via Google Friend Connect.

  87. brennaboo says

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

  88. brennaboo says

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

  89. brennaboo says

    Email subscriber.

  90. brennaboo says

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

    I follow you and marcal @brennaboo

  91. Snowflake07 says
  92. janetfaye says

    Tweet:
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  93. 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

  94. Sarah Lynne says

    I am a follower

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  95. Sarah Lynne says

    I follow you and Marcel on twitter

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  96. Sarah Lynne says

    I am an email subscriber

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  97. Sarah Lynne says

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  98. Snowflake07 says
  99. Jennifer T. says

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

  100. Jennifer T. says

    I follow via Google Friend Connect.

  101. Jennifer T. says

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

  102. Jennifer T. says

    I follow on Networked Blogs under username Jennie Tilson.

  103. Jennifer T. says

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

  104. janetfaye says

    Tweet:
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  105. Snowflake07 says
  106. Frugal Science Gal says

    We could save 17 trees in 20 years!!!

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  107. I follow on Google Friend Connect

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

  109. I get your email

  110. Snowflake07 says
  111. Stephanie says

    2 after 1 year

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  112. dawns41 says

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

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  113. chazvgo says

    We would save 2 trees in 1yr :)

  114. After one year, we would save 3 and after 20 years, 43. That's a lot of trees.
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  115. I'm a fb fan of Marcal Small Step and left them a message – Jill L

  116. Follow via GFC – Chip

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

  118. Erica C. says

    After one year, we can save 2 trees.

  119. slb3334 says

    1 tree in a year.

  120. melsywsou says

    We would save 17 trees in 20 years.

  121. 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.

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  122. Valancia says

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

  123. Valancia says

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

  124. Valancia says

    I subscribed

  125. Valancia says

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  126. AF_wife says

    My family (of 2) saves less than 1 tree per year!
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  127. AF_wife says

    I'm following your blog

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  128. AF_wife says

    I liked them on Facebook and left a comment! Stephanie Coldwell
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  129. AF_wife says

    I'm following both of you on twitter and I tweeted
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  130. ktgonyea says

    We could save 2 trees in 2 years :)

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  131. Anonymous says

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    WE COULD SAVE 3 TREES AFTER A YEAR

  132. Anonymous says

    My household could save 2 trees in a years time.

    brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

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

  134. Nicole L. says

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

    lombardisweeps AT gmail.com

  135. We could save 1 tree a year!
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  136. OneDayItWillBeAlright says

    We could save 2 trees after 1 year.

  137. OneDayItWillBeAlright says

    following you on google fried connect
    Helen G

  138. OneDayItWillBeAlright says

    facebook fan of Marcal Small Steps and left comment

  139. OneDayItWillBeAlright says

    facebook fan of A Hens Nest and following your network blog

    Helen G

  140. 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

  141. Snowflake07 says
  142. Joannie says

    We could save 17 trees in 20 years!
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  143. missrantsypants says

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

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

  144. Vanessa says

    We would save 2 trees a year!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

  145. llinda29 says

    1 a yr

  146. 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!
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  147. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says

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

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

    Following @ahensnest and MarcalSmallStep on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway
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  151. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says

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

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  154. FDP 4 Life says

    34 trees after 20 years

  155. Jennifer H says

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

  156. Jennifer H says

    follower #491 :)

  157. kathy pease says

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

  158. kathy pease says

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  159. kathy pease says

    your fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

  160. kathy pease says
  161. kathy pease says

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  162. We could save 34 trees

  163. tina reynolds says

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

  164. tina reynolds says

    I follow on gfc

  165. tina reynolds says

    i subscribe thanks

  166. 2 trees in 2 years.

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

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

  169. I became your Facebook fan.

  170. I follow you on Facebook Networked Blogs.

  171. I subscribed by email.

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