I’m talking of course about napkins…. Another little thing in my conservation efforts that I believe will make a difference. About 3 months ago, I stopped buying paper napkins. You know, the kind that you can buy by the hundreds for pennies and probably cost us more trees than can grow in our lifetimes to produce? Instead, I invested in a dozen or so cotton napkins that match the decor of the kitchen and I wash them once a week. I’m doing laundry anyway, right? They are folded and available in the same little basket on the kitchen counter where the ugly paper ones used to sit and the difference is that when we are done with them they go on top of the washer instead of the recycle bin next to it. The only side effect I see is that now my daughter expects cloth napkins everywhere we go and is starting to get a little more vocal about it (like a princess?). The price I pay to save some trees for the next generation I guess and I think it is worth it. Yes, I know the sceptics (like my uncle!) will say that you’ve traded some paper products for wasting water and laundry detergent with chemicals in it but I think because I wash clothes anyway that the trade-off is still in the favor of conservation and I’m sticking to it.
July 20, 2008
Plastic or cotton?
Writer; wife, mother and impulsive bitch incapable of saying no. Fueled by coffee, yoga and sarcasm. View all posts by terraluft
This entry was posted on Sunday, July 20th, 2008 at 7:06 pm and posted in Making a difference. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
- Follow Terra Luft – View From the Crystal Ball on WordPress.com
Current ProjectsNovel 4 First Draft (Near-Future SciFi)
Novel 4 Revisions (Near-Future SciFi)
Categories30-Day Blog Challenge Adult College Adventures Alternative Medicine Appearances Author Interviews Awards Back to Fit Book Reviews Books Contests and Challenges Editing Editors Events Everyday Life Goals Grief Guest Posts Healthy Lifestyle horror Injury Kidney Disease Looking Ahead LTUE Making a difference National Novel Writing Month Original Fiction Overachiever Parenting Pregnancy Publishing Ragnar Random or philosophical thoughts Ranting and Ravings Revision Running Secret Door Society Society The Novel Project This Time Last Year Uncategorized Utah Fantasy Authors Writing Writing Conferences Year In Review Yoga
- 5,502 visitors
Goodreads – Currently Reading
TagsAdrienne Monson Amy Banks appreciating life art author interview author interviews birthdays blog tour book list Book Lists book reviews Books business of writing charity Christine Haggerty Coming Soon cover reveal Crimson Edge Publishing diabetes editing editor finding balance first time author flash fiction friends ghost hunting goals Griffin Publishers guests interview It Came From the Great Salt Lake JDRF Joshua Robertson Kathy Jones kidney disease League of Utah Writers lessons learned life events live a life you love Live the life you love Looking Ahead LUW2016 Melkorka membranous nephropathy NaNoWriMo new release original work overachiever paranormal activity parenting Pretty Things priorities Publishing Read in 2014 Reading research saying no Secrets & Doors short fiction short stories SNHU someday stress T1D Terra Luft The Secret Door Society tiaras time management tips World Horror; Horror; Conventions writer writing Writing Conferences writing tips Year In Review