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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

People Towels ... YES! Towels for the Green You!

Our home has been making the transition away from paper to towels and cloth napkins ... every dinner feels so classy! LOL! When I made this decision to transition that side of our lives to the green way, (Hold the Paper Napkins and Go Cloth article) the organization People Towels came to my attention. What a fun, cool way to protect the creation when you leave your home. One of the biggest challenges I have found "going green" is doing so outside of my home.

PeopleTowels is the latest in eco-chic fashion and an inspired sustainability product. A convenient alternative paper products in public facilties. Their personal hand towels are made of lightweight, 100% Organic, Fair Trade Cotton. PeopleTowels come in a variety of inspired designs, printed with eco-friendly dyes, to appeal to different tastes and styles. Check them out at

Here are some shocking stats of paper and postive stats to switching to cloth (c/o

The use of disposable paper towels is having a devastating impact on the environment. Some of the facts about paper towel consumption and its impact are:
  • To make one ton of paper towels, 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water are polluted.
  • Every day, over 3,000 tons of paper towel waste is produced in the US alone.
  • Decomposing paper towels produce methane gas, a leading cause of global warming.
  • The average person uses 2,400 – 3,000 paper towels at work, in a given year.

Are you experiencing the cloth change in your green ways? How do you feel about it?


  1. The PeopleTowels is just the sort of product that I would love to have to use! I have been cutting down on our use of paper products!
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  2. That is awesome .. trust me I understand the challenge of shifting that change in your life ... isn't it amazing how much we are reliant on paper products! Thank you for your follow on both twitter and facebook ... really appreciate the support ... I have you in for 2 entries on the towels! Green Love to you!

  3. This is a challenge that I would like to take on. Paper products have been my biggest stumbling block in going green.

  4. Yes it is challenging ... we got to the cloth napkins and it was just a matter of having enough available and the process established ... we got a lil basket just for napkins then when its filled i wash them ... then we never run out ... we rotate about 30 of them. Thank you for the post!