Bernie’s Zero Waste Reminder

Happy Friday!

We have made a lot of recommendations on swaps you can make that are more eco-friendly and reusable on our blog before. Today we wanted to share a new improvement Jessica Harris, author of Bernie’s Escape from Ong Island, made in her household.

Americans use around 13 billion pounds of paper towels annually, which is equivalent to throwing away around 270 million trees every year. By switching to reusable cloth towels, you can save trees, and reduce carbon emissions required to collect the lumber to make paper.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), paper and cardboard waste make up the largest percentage of waste materials in the U.S. Switching to reusable cloth and fabric towels is an easy way to limit the amount of paper and cardboard (AKA paper towel rolls) waste!