Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I Try to be Green, But...


In an effort to be a little more "green," I bought a roll of paper towels made from recycled paper. They were a little more expensive than the usual high quality name brand paper towels that we normally buy. Sometimes it costs a little more to be environmentally conscious.

The towels might be "green" but they are practically useless. They fall apart. They aren't absorbent. You end up using twice as many towels as you would of the old kind. They make me not want to use paper towels.

Maybe that's the point. Make a product so frustrating to use that the customer will just give up. That will save a lot of landfill space. Maybe I should just let the spills dry on the floor. No cloth towels to launder and no paper towels to deforest vast tracts of land and fill up landfills.

3 comments:

A-dub said...

if you really want to be green. Buy some towels.

TimB said...

I have honestly been trying to reduce my addiction to paper towels. I don't use them to dry my hands. However, when I wipe spills off the floor (which happens a lot) I don't want to use a cloth towel. I feel like I'm doing enough laundry as it is.

ellieherrity said...

you only use paper towels to dry your hands when you're at our house...