7.02.2008

The Evil Paper Towel Dispenser

This is a tough one. I keep coming really close to reaching for that paper towel after washing my hands. Perfect example of one of those hidden habits I need to break during this challenge. So from now on I'm going to picture this:

And imagine slapping one of these These Come From Trees guerrilla public service announcement stickers right on there:

And think of this cool ambient public service message done by Saatchi & Saatchi for the WWF:

"To make people realize that saving the planet starts with them saving paper, we took a standard paper dispenser and made a simple modification with green foil and the silhouette of South America. This allowed us to prove that the survival of the forest is directly connected to what people consume."


Equally bad is that roll of paper towels you have in the kitchen. We had stopped using them around here until recently when I accidentally bought a package thinking it was toilet paper. But if they're not there, you can't use them! So replace them with reusable towels. We have about 6 that we keep hanging out in the kitchen. Once one seems dirty, it gets thrown into a pile by the washing machine for the next load. In terms of cleanliness, there is no indication that using individual paper towels is cleaner than reusing cloth. Just try to be somewhat hygienic in the ways you use them!

2 comments:

kr said...

Whoah~! This is a killer~! I didn't even realize it until now. Thanks for sharing all your tips, Ashley~!

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