Paper Towel Boycott

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Yep.  You read it right.  I’m boycotting paper towels.  My husband doesn’t know it yet…I’m not sure he will even notice since he doesn’t really do anything that would require a paper towel.  But I’m just not going to buy them anymore.  I’m quitting cold turkey and I’m not looking back.  It’s actually been almost a week since we ran out and I just haven’t rushed out to buy more.  Did you know that one tree can produce around 100 lbs of paper???  WOW!  And..get this…there is a whole like, movement out there called These Come From Trees dedicated to the reduction/elimination of paper waste. I found their website and it’s really cool so be sure to check it.  Here is the link thesecomefromtrees.blogspot.com.  I know it’s not going to be easy at first..but I’m willing to be a rat in this experiment!  If you think about it, I’ve already given up Swiffers..but I am hooked on baby wipes.  I read somewhere that you can actually wash your disposable wipes…sounds kind of disgusting if you want to know the truth.  I think I’m just going to start with paper towels and see how that goes.    I’ll be sure to keep you posted!