It may seem hard to do in our ‘throw-away’ society, but you really can stop using paper towels in your kitchen. I have greatly cut back on my paper towel use. I never did like to use them much, probably because I’m frugal and hated throwing the towel out after just one use!
Did you know…
…paper towels are made with chlorine, which releases harmful chemicals into the air and onto your food?
…40% of the US landfills are paper trash?
…paper products that have ANY food products, grease or body fluids can not be recycled?
…3000 tons of paper towel waste are created every single day?
Use the Norwex kitchen towel and kitchen cloth set instead. Norwex microfiber holds 8 times its weight and cleans up any kind of dirt or spill in your kitchen. The kitchen towel can be used to dry your hands and dishes, dries quickly and can go a long time between laundering.
Do you know there are many cleaners and household items you buy that contain harmful chemicals? Even reducing some of these will help your family. And you can start today. Just commit to removing ONE of these items, because all progress starts with the first step.
Do you know what’s in the cleaners you use in your home? Think about this…do you REALLY know? Unless you’re making it yourself you don’t. Here’s why…
In the United States there is no federal mandate to tell you what is in the cleaning products you purchase. So even if you see an ingredient list on the product, know that it most probably isn’t a complete list. There are going to be unlisted chemicals in those cleaners. And even worse…there aren’t any testing requirements for chemicals in cleaners!!
Now let’s talk about Norwex. Do you need a list of ALL the ingredients in our products? Norwex doesn’t put it on their products, but they do publish those lists for their consultants to access. And I can send any of those lists to you! All you need to do is Ask Me. YAY Norwex!
Norwex has a website dedicated to helping you create and maintain a safer environment for yourself and your family, and it’s NOT Norwex.biz! The website is their Norwex Movement site.
There are tools for measuring your environmental impact, a video of how to make your home a Safe Haven, blog posts, quizzes, facts, just all kinds of fun stuff. It is a great place to send your kids to learn about taking care of their home and how to reduce plastic use.