How many Paper Towels do you use during a day? If you aren’t sure, usually means too many. I’m guilty of doing the same thing. I was thinking for 2018, maybe trying a #1THING of going Paper Towel-less could be cool. #1THING
Here are a few Paper (Towel) stats :
40% of U.S. landfill trash is paper products.
The paper industry is the third largest contributor to global warming.
The average American discards of 700 pounds or more of paper each year.
If every household in the U.S. used just one less 70-sheet roll of virgin fiber paper towels, that would save 544,000 trees each year. Change that to using three less rolls per U.S. household per year, and that would save 120,000 tons of waste and $4.1 million in landfill dumping fees.
Your typical paper towel is manufactured using chlorine, which releases carcinogenic dioxins and furans
Ways to stop / slow down the usages of Paper Towels:
- If you have to use them, go for paper towels made out of recycled material.
- Using cloth towels saves more energy and creates less greenhouse gases compared to paper towels.
- Compost Paper Towels that area unbleached and chlorine-free, they are safe to toss into your compost bin, not the trash.
Just a few of several ways to help slow down / stop paper towel use. I need to break the habit too! #1THING for Mama Earth during 2018!