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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A "Hands on" Approach to Going Green
Now going green is as easy as drying your hands! This best-selling PeopleTowel is a great way to start the newest eco-habit: B.Y.O.Towel. PeopleTowels are reusable personal hand towels; an on-the go alternative to paper towels and air dryers. Made from 100% organic, Fair trade cotton, the custom-made fabric is absorbent,
yet dries quickly.
According to People Towel's website:
The Current Situation
The use of disposable paper towels has a huge impact on the environment by contributing to deforestation, water pollution and global warming. Some of the facts about paper towel consumption and the environmental impact are:
20,000 gallons of water are polluted and 24 trees are consumed to make one ton of paper towels - all for a single use and thrown away.
Every day, over 3,000 tons of paper towel waste is produced in the U.S., alone.
Paper towels, decomposing in landfills, emit powerful greenhouse gases.
Paper is the largest contributor to municipal landfill waste in 2006.
The average person uses 2,400 - 3,000 paper towels outside the home each year