08 Jan '18, 7pm

How to avoid using paper towels

How to avoid using paper towels

Paper towels may be convenient, but washable, reusable cloths are better for the environment. Paper towels are a household staple in much of the world, beloved for their convenience. Unfortunately this comes at an environmental cost. Disposable paper products account for more than one-quarter of landfill waste; many office, administrative, and college dorm buildings report even more than that, saying paper towels take up a third of their waste. While life without paper towels may seem impossible, it's not all that bad, once you figure out some good alternatives. Here are some tips for living paper towel-less, which will shrink your trash and save a decent amount of money over time. In the bathroom: At your place of business or home, offer a pile of clean, folded cloth towels. Alternatively, install a hot air dryer (more likely in a commercial setting). Be sure to shake you...

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