One of the best ways to go green and do your part to save the environment is to use products that will eventually break down and be absorbed into the soil / earth. Objects that fall into this category are characterized as being biodegradable. What this means is that the elements are broken down by natural processes into their basic components. Objects are usually broken down by bacteria, fungi, or other simple organisms. Most products are biodegradable; the key factor is how long it takes the product to break down. The main concern here is that some products such as plastic might take decades to decompose, while other products such as paper products or food waste break down relatively quickly. These are the products that are most likely to have the most positive impact on the environment.

But everything that is biodegradable is not necessarily environmentally friendly. For example, products such as toxic pesticides do break down but they biodegrade rather slowly and the end product is rather toxic and harmful to the environment. Wherein items of food such as grain, vegetables and fruit biodegrade into CO2 (carbon dioxide) and H2O (water). The break down of these foods have a significant positive impact on the environment. The challenge is to make as many, if not all, products biodegradable and yet environmentally friendly. All products from home cleaning products to pesticides should be produced so that the end product of their biodegradation is environmentally friendly.

A great deal of emphasis is now being placed on the most commonly used household items such as paper products because these are the products that are being disposed of everyday and dumped into landfills. Additionally, personal hygiene and home cleaning products are being made environmentally friendly. This is extremely important because chemicals in some of these products can cause serious health problems now and in the future; particularly in children. Sometimes these products cause asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems whose causes are difficult to detect.

The fact that a product is biodegradable is very positive but it must be understood that this does not make it environmentally friendly. What claims to be green is not always green. As consumers, we must all be diligent in selecting products for home and personal use. Reading the label can be of tremendous benefit.

Here are some of the products that should never be used unless they are biodegradable: bags, paper plates, paper napkins/towels, soap, toothpaste, mouth wash, laundry detergent, etc.

As a network marketer, there are tremendous opportunities for you to assist people in making green energy choices. You can explain the importance of using products that are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. In so doing, you will put your self in a position to offer them products and services through your own replicated website. With a little patience and research you will find several companies that will provide you with the tools needed to make money online with these biodegradable and environmentally friendly products.

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Hello Everyone, My name is Otis Brown. I have always been intrigued by the internet. And I have the greatest respect for those persons who can navigate it so well. One of my greatest ambitions was to have my own home base internet business to generate additional income for my family. I have three children and nine grandchildren and I'd like to see them live a much better life than me. Not to mention that I have to pay for one of my daughters' wedding in August of 2011. OH BOY. She ever planned an elaborate one.

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