Weaning Off Paper Towels
Recycled paper towels and electric hand dryers are great, but one company claims these solutions aren’t green enough. PeopleTowels claims that its organic-cotton hand towels produce no waste and reduce a user's carbon footprint. Also, they come in colorful designs.
The downside is that they can be pricey if you’re on a budget. And they're only available through the company’s Web site.
Other ways to lower your paper consumption: Use a handkerchief instead of tissues and clean your house using organic-fabric towels instead of paper towels. Also, request that your employer replace paper towel dispensers with hand dryers and encourage coworkers to bring their own hand towels to work.