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

Check out their site below for more info!

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