Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Green Choices Wednesday
Paper towels are technically a "renewable resource," but the production and distribution chains expend irreplaceable fossil fuel, create greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the paper ends up in a landfill after a single use.
Production of cotton towels also consume resources and create pollutants, just as does the production of almost any item. However, a cotton towel is used over and over again, and may be recyled into a rag when worn.
I've been looking for ways to greatly reduce or eliminate "disposable" items from my life. I've recently started keeping a washcloth or small hand towel in my workplace office. I'll either carry it to the washroom with me, or return to my office with damp hands and dry them there.
Consider ways to eliminate "disposable" products from your life!
Think Green and live Green!