ECO-LIFE IDEA / Napkins, Tissues, Paper Towels How To Reduce Amount Used And Save $ and Trees!

“A Pale Green Mermaid Blog”


I don’t know about you but I could go through a box of tissues, a stack of paper napkins and a roll of paper towels in one week! (Allergies /spilling things!) 

I became tired of buying those items and reflected that in my grandfathers time ( he grew up in the depression) they did not have those products they used rags and washed them …so I began my quest to reduce my paper usage and waste.  The items I found  to be the best as a replacement are listed below:


For tissues I use handerchiefs, an inexpensice version (And colorful) is the bandana  – they have them in the dollar store, AC Moore or Walmart in a variety of colors.

For paper towels I use Microfiber cloth  because of their ability to collect a large amount of liquid  ( better than paper towels!)  ( the dollar store carries a great version of this item!)

For napkins I bought cloth napkins  Just wash and reuse (you can get 2 large cotton ones for a dollar at the dollar store)

 (the best way to wash -and quickest is to put in sink with water and soap and rinse then  hang up to dry!)

 You will be amazed at how much your trash waste is reduced!



Earth  Astronomical symbol of Earth
A color image of Earth, as seen from Apollo 17 Famous “Blue Marble” photograph of Earth / Apollo 17


Filed under Saving Planet

4 responses to “ECO-LIFE IDEA / Napkins, Tissues, Paper Towels How To Reduce Amount Used And Save $ and Trees!

  1. In this economy everybody is forced to save money because people are getting laid off and on the other hand being eco-friendly is not easy.
    Thank you very much for your post.

  2. Thanks for checking the site out ! You are right it isn’t easy to be eco friendly but every little action helps!

  3. Pingback: Switching from Kleenex to handkerchiefs | Attempting zero waste lifestyle in a military household

  4. I love your site!! One person can make such a difference and you can be that one person to the US military – pass along your ideas to the head honchos! BJ

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