17 Sep '11, 6pm

Replacing disposable paper products w/ more sustainable & reusable options is important to being #noimpact

Here is a scene that repeated itself a hundred times in the beginning of the No Impact project: we sat down in a restaurant, the server came over all smiles, we said hi, picked the paper napkins from the table, handed them to the confused-looking server, said we brought our own, and pulled our cloths from our pockets with a flourish. “We’re on a don’t make garbage kick,” we always said. Most times, the server thought it was cool. But, um, other times… By keeping the cloth stuffed in our pockets, we never have to dry our hands with a paper towel in a public restroom. Plus, in those days before the eating local stage kicked in, we could buy a bagel and tell them to wrap it in our cloths instead of paper. Even now, when we buy local cheese at the Union Square farmers’ market, we give them a reusable cheese cloth to package the cheese in. OK, we’re weird. Even to ourselves! On...

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