Wednesday, 18 March 2015

STWW: One Less: Tissue

One of my biggest peeves is people using many tissues. It sounds weird but I hate when I go to a public restroom and see people pull out 5 or 6 tissues from the dispenser just to wipe their hands. Especially when I pull out one maybe two and my hands end up just as dry as theirs.

Tissues are something we don't usually think about but impact our Earth. But did you know that most of the heavily advertised tissue products are made from trees rather than recycled paper1,2? The paper manufacturing industry is the third highest industrial emitter of global warming gases1. If every household in the US replaced one roll of virgin fiber paper towels with 100% recycled ones, we could save 544 000 trees3.

A fast and simple way to start doing good for the environment is using less: use less tissues! Try pulling just one out from the dispenser and using the entire piece to wipe your hands. If your hands are still wet, grab one more (I usually find them dry enough that they air dry within a few seconds). Or at least start off with using one less tissue than you'd normally use. It sounds like a small step but if we all do it, we can all help!

Even better, start buying tissues made from recycled paper! Popular brands include: 365 (Whole Foods), CVS Earth Essentials, Trader Joe's and more, which can be found here. Brands to avoid include Bounty, Charmin and Kleenex among others.

Does this sound like an easy tip for you to pick up? What are your wasteful peeves? Comment below or tweet me @SundayWardrobe!

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