• http://www.thegoodhuman.com David

    I bought myself a 24 pack of white washcloths at Target for $4.99 and they have completely replaced all paper towels in my house. Any way you do it, getting rid of the paper is the key! Good post :)

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

      Thanks, David! I agree…anything folks can do to replace disposables is awesome.

  • naoko

    Using towels and/or hankies should NOT be anything special. Raather people should be ashamed of using paper towels.

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

      Naoko, I agree completely! We live in such a throw-away society.

  • Ilsa

    Don’t People Towels have to go through the laundry? That would use up the water that you save on the paper towels.

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

      Interesting point, Lisa! I guess that depends on how often you’re washing, how much water your washer uses, and if you’re washing them as part of a full load or on their own. On top of the water footprint, disposable paper towels also contribute to a large amount of waste in landfills and, if they aren’t recycled, require trees for production which can contribute to deforestation.

      It feels like when you look at all aspects of production, reusables win over disposables any day.

  • LWT

    PeopleTowels is in The Beat Waste Startup Challenge, if you love BYOT(towel); please take a minute to vote for us and help us spread our message far and wide! Deadline is July 2. Please vote here: http://www.myoocreate.com/challenges/the-plastiki-beat-waste-startup-challenge/entries/306
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  • http://cheapconsumerproduct.com/ AdDMiNsuD

    Using towels and/or hankies should NOT be anything special. Raather people should be ashamed of using paper towels.from working in kitchens, I got in the habit of using bar mops for just about everything instead of paper towels. My family has been paper-towel free for about 5 years now.

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  • lws

    from working in kitchens, I got in the habit of using bar mops for just about everything instead of paper towels. My family has been paper-towel free for about 5 years now.
    We keep a bucket near the washing machine and store the used ones in the bucket until we get a full load to wash. (we buy the big bags of shop towels at target, too)
    PS – Charlie’s Soap gets them clean without bleach.

  • http://glueandglitter.com/ Becky Striepe

    That’s awesome, lws!

    Is Charlie’s Soap something you can find at a regular grocery store, or is it more of a co-op/health food store purchase? It sounds like it might be good on cloth napkins, too!