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3 Ways to Ditch Paper Towels

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3 Ways to Ditch Paper Towels

Sure, using 100 percent recycled paper products beats using paper towels made from virgin fiber, but the greenest option is to skip the paper towels all together.

Whether you’re in the kitchen, cleaning up spills, or out and about, there are reusable options that can help you save a tree!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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3:57PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

good to remember

7:26AM PST on Nov 4, 2014


1:21PM PDT on Oct 31, 2014


5:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2014

Nothing is useless

3:54AM PDT on Oct 31, 2014


3:47AM PDT on Oct 31, 2014

I re-used them cleaning fat for the pan, thus water is not contaminated.

6:41PM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

All my cleaning products are reusable & natural except for paper towels & napkins, thanks for the great advice, I'll be trying to slowly phase them out now too.

8:15AM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

I use the microfiber cloths for just about everything. Also use cloth napkins and throw in the wash. A roll of papertowels last me about 6 months to a year. I hardly ever use them.

3:59PM PDT on Oct 29, 2014

Fabric napkins are so much nicer.

4:36AM PST on Jan 2, 2014

My cat is going out through her own small doors and doing everything on her own ;))

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