We have a guilty confession to make: we have not yet fully completed our transition away from paper towels. We still use them, albeit as a last resort for spills and particularly terrible tasks, like cleaning cat vomit. This is why the SKOY cloth, a reusable, biodegradable cleaning cloth that hovers near the paper towel end of the spectrum without actually being one, appeals.
Made of cotton and cellulose pulp, SKOY cloths are absorbent and soft, and claim to take the place of 15 rolls of paper towels for every one. Interestingly, the company offers a subscription service where they'll mail you 8 cloths every three months, if that is any indication of comparable use.