Kleenex Hand Towels, great, another disposable. Not only that, but the box has been treated for water-resistance, which will most likely make it non-recyclable. I will say this for the product, at least it has recycled content. I understand using paper towels when someone in your home is sick with the flu, but it’s overkill for everyday use. We should focus on proper hand washing. Teach you children to wash for AT LEAST 20 seconds. To help remember to wash long enough sing the Happy Birthday song twice. Instead of trashing more stuff we should invest in a few more hand towels and change those out daily. There are some fantastic bamboo hand towels that are naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal. I’ve seen bamboo towels at major department stores, discount department stores and online. I have some bamboo towels, and I love them; they are so soft and absorbent. But, the truth is any towel will work. Please, try and reduce your use of disposables and think reuse.
Say No to Single Use Towels May 7, 2010