About 90% of families use paper towels for cleaning. Did you know that the average person living in the country uses 2,400 to 3,000 sheets of tissue paper for work each year? About 13 million pounds of toilet paper are collected in landfills each year. Given the total daily losses, you'd be surprised that around 3,000 tons of wipes will be consumed before midnight today. This dirt weighs on more than 3,000 fuel-efficient cars. Paper towels were used very carelessly and we had to stop before it was too late.
About 17 trees and 20,000 litres of water produce a ton of kitchen tissue, and nearly 51,000 trees are killed every day to meet our daily needs. Landfills in many countries are full of paper products, more than 40% of them are covered with paper waste, making the paper industry the third largest contributor to global warming.
Choosing recycled toilet paper at the store is one way to be eco-friendly.
· Using a cloth towel to spill and dry your hands can also help.
· Practice the added "Shake and Fold" method, i.e. shake hands properly after washing and fold a sheet of toilet paper before drying hands. You usually need 4 to 5 sheets of paper for this job, but anything can be done with one sheet of paper.
Using newspapers to soak the oil in dishes like french fries, etc. is a great idea. "What, you want to poison me?" that may be your reaction, but let me tell you that everything is soy ink that is being printed these days, and the Italians have been doing it for years.