Apart from recycling and taking reusable bag to go shopping, there is so much more one can do to help out mother earth.
Take the paper towels for example. How many of them are you using each day? How many trees are needed to make them? Have you ever thought about it? Can’t really live without them, you think? Could you/would you like to try something different?
I stopped using paper towels about 10 years ago. I still miss them though.Specially since my family uses any given piece of fabric in the kitchen to wipe up spills with. Nothing is safe!!! Our cloth napkins, the dish towels, I even caught one of them using a table cloth (one of the little center ones)!!!!! That’s when I drew the line! I hate having coffee stains in my dish towels, and napkins! One day I finished the kitchen and spilled a bit of coffee on the counter. I used what was handy, a hand knitted cotton dishrag fresh from the drawer. (the coffeemaker is by that little drawer we keep them in) It worked like a charm! Soaked up everything! I wanted a bigger one! for bigger spills. So I started playing around a bit. This is the result:
I hope this free pattern will help you at least to cut down on your paper towel usage, if you are not ready to give them up entirely yet.