Check this quote out:
"Today, half the trees cut down in the United States every year are cut down to make paper products that are either thrown away after one use or not used at all."
Ouch!!! It made me even more excited about my efforts to convert to reusables as much as possible.
I am loving my PeopleTowels. I will of course emphasize that you don't need to purchase special towels to go reusable- any cloth napkin, washcloth, etc. will do just fine. That being said, these are awfully cute, thin yet absorbent (great for stashing even in little purses or pockets), and have a loop that makes them great for clipping to your clothes or bag.
Here are mine, drying on the clothesline.
So far I've used my towels;
* for drying hands in public restrooms (this is easy and really reminds you how much paper towel we can throw away. I used it to dry my hands 3 times on Saturday and save who knows how much paper from going right into the garbage!) I used my PeopleTowel to dry clean hands, so I stuck it right back in my bag for the next use.
*bundled with a fork from home to use in a restaurant (I did this as well, saving both the paper napkin and the paper ring around it from getting trashed on my account. I also bundled the used fork back up in the towel to take home and wash)
As with any reusable item (and lots of eco-friendly choices), the key is planning ahead. I make sure a towel is in my bag, just as I make sure I plan portable healthy meals and snacks ahead of time, pack my glass straw in its canvas sleeve, bring a thermos/water bottle with me, and so on.
Any more ideas on great uses?
If you get excited and want a PeopleTowel, here's a discount code too!
Enter ambassadorepw38 for 10% off two or more!
:D Have a great day!