Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Cutting Down on Paper Towels

cut-the-paper-towelThe paper towel is another feature of our everyday household item list-like liquid soap-that we don’t really think about changing. It’s been there since we can remember, and it seems like it should be. The thing is, a lot of trees are being chopped down on behalf of our paper-towel usage. As a lifelong resident of the northwest, I love trees and can’t imagine living anywhere without them. We’re spoiled here in Seattle, but the thought of trees being chopped somewhere just so we can have a more convenient way to clean up our messes is an unsettling one. If you’re looking to reduce or eliminate your use of paper towels but feel rather disoriented at the prospect, I’m with you. How can we do it? Continue reading