Green Paper Products: Eco-Friendly Paper Towels, Napkins, and More

Household paper products are problematic for environmentalists. While convenient and disposable, nothing about them is compatible with conservation. They just create waste. Even more eco-friendly and “green” paper products still use energy and resources in their manufacturing and most eventually end up in a landfill.

Green Paper Products
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If this is something that concerns you, you’re not alone. Here’s our quick guide to making sound decisions for our planet, while not having to break out the fine china for a barbecue or your child’s birthday party. In a nutshell:

  • Use reusable products for everyday use
  • Choose eco-friendly disposable products for the occasional large group