Day 48: Used Old T-Shirt To Wipe Countertop

Day 48: Used Old T-Shirt To Wipe Countertop

When cleaning up my kitchen today, I used an old t-shirt that I cut up to clean and wipe down the countertops.

This act is two-fold, paper towels or sponges aren’t being used and a t-shirt that was likely going to be tossed now has a new purpose.

According to the National Resources Defense Council, “If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber paper towels (70 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 544,000 trees.”

Imagine how much more it would be if we didn’t use paper towels at all.

WearableCollections, an NYC clothing and textile recycling company, sites a study that says, “386 million pounds of textiles enter the NYC waste stream annually, representing close to 6% of total waste.”

What was your simple green act for the day?

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