Janna Said’s passion for nontoxic living is part of her DNA. As she tells it, “My father was recycling back in the 1970s before people even really knew what recycling was.” Janna’s dad would collect and save newspapers and aluminum cans and turn them in at a sorting station in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he would only receive pennies per pound. But he didn’t do it for the money – it was just really important to him that these items didn’t go to the landfill. “As a kid, I did think he was crazy. We’d stop at rest stops along the highway and collect cans that had been left there. It’s not something any kid wants to do but that instilled in me from a young age to care for the environment.”
Fast forward many years to when Janna started thinking about becoming pregnant.