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Are Hand Towels More Eco-Friendly Than Paper Towels?

September 17, 2010

If "disposable" is a dirty word in your home, you may be discouraged to know that bacteria loves the warm, moist conditions of that cotton hand towel hanging near the sink.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people use paper towels for drying hands after hand washing or giving everyone in the house their own dedicated cloth towel (look for naturally antibacterial hemp and bamboo towels). 

If you frequently have guests over, paper towels may become the logical germ-busting choice. 

Don’t fret, there are plenty of eco-friendly varieties, including 100% unbleached, undyed and post-consumer-recycled paper towels.  You can even dispose of them in your storage bin!

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