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.

What other “U”-things can you do to protect the earth?

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Tanya W.
Tanya W6 years ago

Thank you

Nils Anders Lunde
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Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey6 years ago

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

K s Goh
KS Goh8 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Angie c.
ANGIE cr8 years ago

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

Bon L.
Bon L8 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Tina Scislow
Tina Scislow8 years ago

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.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W8 years ago

thank you

Cindy C.
Cindy C8 years ago

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.

Nicole Sutton
Nicole Sutton9 years ago

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