Throw in the (paper) towel! Replace it with a cloth one

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

To reduce the use of paper towels, try colour-coded cloths for different areas of the home.

Single-use items are a real problem: they produce tons of trash.

Paper towels and napkins are on the single-use items list but they can easily be replaced by longer-lasting items. This would help reduce waste, which is the number one solid-waste management priority (ahead of recycling) in both the United States and Canada.