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New Pocket Towel Invention Aims To Reduce Paper Towel Waste, Change Habits

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, conservation, paper towels )

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Each day, humans create 3,000 tons of paper towel waste headed straight for landfills without the option of recycling

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Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:16 am
It seems like a very good idea; what's the downside?

Renee Paxton (2)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:46 am
isn't this called a handkerchief?

. (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:46 am
Yes Renee, I agree that it's nothing more than a hankerchief- a disgusting item men carried aroundin their back pockets. They were used for decades.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1:20 pm
If I'm outdoor and need to wash dirt off my hands in a stream or using wet grass, I just give them a shake and let them dry naturally in air, and to speed up the drying process I might, if my trouser legs are dry, dab them on my trouser legs first. This is what my cats usually do after trotting in from a wet garden, walk all over my trousers to dry their paws off.

Marilyn L (107)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1:44 pm
Sounds disgusting to me.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:01 pm
Why not just create our own. We all have various types of towels that are created from various materials. We could just cut some of our older ones to a size that we could carry in our pocket, purses, backpacks, etc. No need to go broke buying all of these new so-called inventions.

Les M (3)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:59 pm
in japan, many public bathrooms do not have paper towels and you have to bring your own towel. they sell them at many stores and they look like little wash cloths. i found them great to use as a "sweat rag" on a hot day touring. the bad thing about reusing a towel is that i don't think most people wash their hands well and they're adding more germs to the towel and their hands every time they use it.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:17 am
good idea, thanks Cher
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