Day 305: Stopped Buying Paper Towels

Day 305: Stopped Buying Paper Towels

Once the roll of paper towels were done, I didn’t buy anymore and will be using old t-shirts.

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?

  • Danika-Your Organic Life
    I quit buying paper towels about a year ago. It was sooo much easier than I thought it would be. I bought some bar towels instead. They are very absorbent for wiping up, and since I bought the small ones they also are good napkins. I use a plate or bowl to cover food in the microwave. The only time I wish I had paper towels is when I'm cleaning up hairballs from the cats. Then I use tissues.
  • Mike Lieberman
    I need to get more reusable cloths or make some out of old t-shirts.
  • Such an obvious step to take. I do laundry "fairly" regularly, why not include some cloth kitchen towels in it?
  • Mike Lieberman
    Word up brother.
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