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!

 

 A PLANET GREEN TRUST   TIP

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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.
    Nelly

  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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