Paper towels seem pretty straight forward, but you might be doing it all wrong.
A TEDX Talk by Joe Smith sheds some light on this item, revealing that in America, a whopping 13 billion pounds of paper towels land in the trash per year — never mind the rest of the world. Smith says that, if after washing our hands, we opted for simply one sheet, rather than balling up a bunch, we could potentially save 571,230,000 pounds of paper a year! Hello tree saving selves.
Being aware not only makes us more knowledgable of how wasteful we are, but it can even help us find motivation to become better global citizens that respect and appreciate living on planet Earth. Here are Smith's steps:
Shake off excess water after washing your hands before you grab a paper towel.
Take one paper towel, and then use it to dry your hands.
3. They're Dry!
No matter the types of paper, the shake and fold method holds true, which Smith demonstrated.
Check out the entire video below:
So ... have YOU been using paper towels all wrong?
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