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The Easiest Ways Every Family Can Reduce Paper Waste At Home


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In the United States alone, we use an excess of 13 billion pounds of paper towels each year. Worldwide, paper towels produce 254 million tons of trash annually. According to The Paperless Project, “If every household in the U.S. used just one less 70-sheet roll of paper towels, that would save 544,000 trees each year. If every household in the U.S. used three less rolls per year, it would save 120,000 tons of waste and $4.1 million in landfill dumping fees.”

Making the switch from paper to cloth towels and napkins is a concrete way to lessen our environmental impact, not to mention save money, but many people are hesitant to take the plunge. By taking a few small steps and easing into developing a paperless kitchen, you may quickly notice changes in both your budget and your paper waste.