A full 90% of American households use paper towels for cleaning every day. And after every paper towel is used to clean up a spill, dry someone's hands, or get that spot off the stove, it heads into the trash. And then into the landfill.
Thus, the saga of the paper towel is complete, explaining why a massive 3,000 tons of waste get thrown in the landfill every day because of them. It's a
pretty daunting figure; 3,000 tons of anything heading to the landfill is pretty
shocking. But when it's something as light—and seemingly frivolous as paper
towels—it's especially striking.
We can help you solve this problem in your household:
Don't use them. Just don't. Keep them out of your home.
Preposterous, you say? Think of all the times you use paper towels
throughout the day? They are so easy to grab while sitting on your counter on your paper towel rack. Now, which of those times couldn't you
instead employ a reusable cloth or towel instead of a disposable one? To wipe off the stove? Nope. To
clean up a spill on the floor? Still no.
Your first response will probably be the fact that you will increase your wash load but it is definitely worth it. There's just no good reason to contribute to the tons of landfill waste we've
already got on our hands. It's so much better to clean with zero waste.
Now, I'm sure you don't want to keep some ugly towels or rags sitting on your counter so this is where we come in. Wouldn't you feel much better if you had this beautiful roll of towels sitting on your counter?
Now you ask, where can I get a set of these? You are in luck! We have added 4 sets to our Etsy shop in 4 different print combinations and are working to add more. So if you don't see a set you like, check back often as the store will continually grow.