Every day, over 3,000 tons of paper towel waste is produced in the US alone. This is an astounding statistic and one that we have the power to change NOW! These easy-peasy disinfectant wipes are the perfect way to reduce waste and save you some money too.
I want you to ditch paper towels and disposable wipes once and for all. Paper towels are made from virgin fibers that normally come from unmanaged forests, where habits are being ruined and pollution is high.
Greenpeace Canada says it perfectly, “Healthy forests sustain life. More than 80 percent of the world’s forests are degraded or destroyed. Many species face extinction and the livelihoods of forest-based communities are under threat.”
Our choices at the counter can help save our forests!
To make these wipes you can use old dishcloths, t-shirts, and even cotton socks. I’ve used old, small cloth napkins.
Not only are you reducing your toxic exposure (no thank you Clorox wipes!) you’re also helping to reduce waste. You can use these on everything. Sinks, faucets, door knobs, counter tops, microwave and even in the bathroom.
And if you are heading out with your kids, toss a few in a small reusable bag and keep on hand for little hands and little messes!
If you really want to make an impact on reducing your waste then ditching paper towels is a GREAT place to start. DIY’s can seem daunting at first, but I really hope you’ll give it a try. These wipes are easy to make, easy to use and will save you money for sure. I’d love to know how you reduce waste and save money, share in the comments below.