Green Paper Towels
· 30% of timber consumed in the
· Paper use is expected to increase by approximately 46% by the year 2040
- Polishing crystal
- Cleaning glass
- Drying up spills
- Wiping fingerprint smudges off my laptop
- Polishing furniture
- Washing dishes
- Keeping sweat out of my eyes while mowing the lawn
- Wrapping a wet towelette around my neck while mowing the lawn to lower my core temperature about 30 degrees in ten seconds
- Keeping the roots of soon to be transplanted plants moist while I find the potting soil and a suitable pot.
- Using in lieu of paper tissue
When the rinsed and dried towelettes resemble the stuff from the lint trap in my dryer, I compost them, or use them in the bottom of potted plants to cover that opening where the potting soil tends to fall out.
The chlorine used in bleaching all paper products is a huge concern, since chlorine bleaching releases dioxins and other toxins into the environment, harming every level of the food chain.