Paper Towel Solution :: part 2

This is the second part to my paper towel rant. If you thought part one was overboard, then perhaps this part is more, do-able.

Did you miss part 1? Read about my home solution in my pervious post

Years ago I worked in a restaurant and one of my daily duties was to stock the bathroom with paper towels— and I was always shocked at how many we would go through on a daily basis, yet alone a busy night. Even then the excessive waste seemed pretty crazy to me.

do you ever just use one? try it. Shake & Fold

do you ever just use one? try it.
Shake & Fold

It wasn’t until a few months ago that I learned some of the hard facts about paper towels that we use everyday, everywhere:

  • To make one ton of paper towels, 17 trees cut and 20,000 gallons of water are polluted
  • Everyday, over 3,000 tons of paper towel waste is produced in the United States alone
  • Decomposing paper towels produce methane gas– a leading cause in global warming
  • The average person uses 2,400-3,000 paper towels in a given year. {1}
a PeopleTowel is a personal towel you carry with you and use instead of paper towels.

a PeopleTowel is a personal towel you carry with you and use instead of paper towels.

But, if all Americans used only one paper towel at a time, 571,230,00 pounds of paper would be spared in one year. Watch this video, Shake & fold everybody! {2}

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Shake & Fold,

DeLynne

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