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U is for Use Fewer Paper Napkins

U is for Use Fewer Paper Napkins

During an average year, an American uses approximately 2,200 napkins around six each day. If everyone in the U.S. used one less napkin a day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills each year. Make DIY cloth napkins.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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5:25AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you

1:44AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013


7:45PM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

I need my kleenex. I mean, I really need them.

5:06AM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:13PM PST on Jan 20, 2011

yes, really small changes can make a big, big difference!!
thanks for the info;)

4:53AM PST on Dec 17, 2010

Thanks for the info.

8:30PM PST on Nov 13, 2010

Definitely very good idea. Maybe we should start a petition on the subject. The use of hemp would be really great. Years ago in Peru, under Velasco's dictatorship, toilet paper was made out of sugarcane. Not very soft though, mind you. However, I know that now technology has improved so much that we could make it softer.

8:18AM PST on Nov 13, 2010

thank you

7:15PM PDT on Jul 31, 2010

Don't buy napkins! More useless paper product. use a paper towel! Cloth napkins are okay but they get dirty. Especially when you're eating spaghetti sauce. So they stain and wind up in the trash. Not practical. One disposable paper towel is all you need.

10:55AM PDT on Jul 5, 2010

I happened to see this post and now I am eager to read the rest of the alphabet! :)

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