Are Paper Napkins and Towels Still So Bad, Even If They're 100% Recycled?

Are Paper Napkins and Towels Still So Bad, Even If They're 100% Recycled?

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Cambria Bold
Oct 26, 2009

Q: I completely agree that buying bleached/super soft paper towels and napkins made from virgin trees is irresponsible. But I've still gotten a lot of grief for using paper towels and napkins at all, even though I use brands that are made from 100% recycled paper (most post-consumer), so I know I'm not killing trees. What's the big deal? The biggest hurdle for me are the napkins: cloth napkins just don't seem practical since I don't have a washer, and even if I did, do I really want to wash the napkins after every single meal, and use all that extra water?

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