Paper towels are made in a similar way to other popular paper products like cardboard, writing paper, and tissues. Each of these products is molded from a pulp that contains a mixture of small pieces of wood and water. What you might not know is that the production of paper towels can hurt the environment. Producing paper towels requires things like trees, chemicals, fuel, water, and electricity, thus contributing to millions of metric tons of CO2 annually.
So what is a good alternative to paper towels?
Consider using the Neuhabitat sponge cloth. They are like a cross between a dishcloth and a sponge, and are eco-friendly too! They can do anything a sponge can do and most of the things a paper towel can do, like absorb water 15 times their own weight when wet.
How different and sustainable is the manufacturing process compared to paper hand towels?
Neuhabitat sponge cloths are made of 100% biodegradable materials; 70% cellulose from FSC-marked forest and 30% waste cotton (cotton fibers that are too short for the textile industry). Once the dishcloth reaches the end of its lifespan, it makes its way to the compost or landfill, where it decomposes in about 6 to 8 weeks.
Using one sponge cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper hand towels. Imagine the cost savings you gain while being eco-friendly. Make the switch to sustainability today!
Each pack includes 4 sponge cloths with 4 unique designs, beautiful Japanese-inspired waves, a Nordic-style design, a basket "Weave" design, and a Mosiac tile-inspired design.