A recent survey shows that more than 95.9% of American households used paper towels in 2011. Other research shows that 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used annually. Worse, you can’t recycle paper towels — and as for those cardboard tubes, well, they’re almost always easily recycled, yet many Americans fail to do so. Depending on who you ask, reports note that cardboard and paper waste make up 33% or 41% of the municipal solid waste stream. And don’t forget, all those paper towels add up cost-wise. Make no mistake, using paper towels is a serious eco-sin. Reusable cloths are a much more sustainable and affordable option for your green family. Now, if you’re nervous about switching to cloth, UnPaper Towels, made by Green Haven, can make the transition much easier — as the cloth towels mimic the style and ease of old school paper towels. UnPaper Towels are ideal for families because they fit nicely on an actual paper towel roll (adapters included) and can be placed on a paper towel holder. But unlike regular paper towels, UnPaper Towels can be reused over and over again for years. Keep reading to learn more about UnPaper Towel features.


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UnPaper towels are created using a beautiful cotton print with a terry cloth backing. The terry cloth is 100% cotton and super absorbent, so these towels easily soak up 2-3 times more than the standard disposable paper towel. Each UnPaper Towel is equipped with three sets of snaps so that they snap right on to the next towel on the roll. The middle snap provides extra support for the roll of towels, which prevents sagging when placed on a towel roll. Bonus, these towels are made to withstand daily use, including constant unsnapping and snapping, but the snaps are gentle enough not to scratch your counters. There are plenty of UnPaper Towel fabrics to choose from, so you’re sure to find a set (or two) that fits your kitchen decor. The towels edges are surged with a high quality machine and thread, plus each corner is reinforced to ensure the threads do not fray. You can pop your UnPaper Towels right into the washing machine and dryer as needed. Saving the planet just got a lot easier. Visit Green Haven to learn more.

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+ UnPaper Towels (counts vary) $15.00-$60.00

+ The Green Haven