One of the easiest ways to go green in your home is to ditch the paper towels and go cloth. Our UnPaper Towels are not only money saving after just a few months, but work better as they absorb more and can be washed to use again and again.
Paper towels can not be recycled which means you have to throw them away. It may not seem like a big waste, but here are a few facts I found online that may make your jaw drop:
- 13 billion tons of paper towel waste are sent to landfills – every year.
- One ton of paper towels consumes 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water.
- Decomposing paper towels produce methane gas, a leading cause of global warming.
- Paper towel waste is one of the largest contributors to municipal landfill waste.
We can easily help save the earth with one roll of cloth towels.
Green & Thirsty Unpaper Towels are made with quilter quality 100% cotton flannel on one side and absorbent & antimicrobial bamboo + organic cotton french terry on the other. They come with snaps to roll up on your paper towel holder. Or mention you don't want snaps to easily store in your drawer flat. Plus the fun patterns make the kitchen a bit more lively!
- Many uses include:
- Cleaning up spills.
- Wiping up the counter.
- Scrubbing the floor.
- Burp cloths and wiping up messes with the little ones.
- Napkins. Don't forget to include one in the school lunches. See all our Zero Waste lunch ideas.
- Soak in the grease of fried foods with the help of the Bacon Sponge.
How many paper towels can you save?
This guest post is written by Courtney, a crunchy mama of 3 boys, who is passionate about healthy living and keeping her home green. Check out her blog at CrunchyBeachMama.com