For decades, paper towels have been touted as the go-to solution for spills, kitchen messes and cleaning. But what the manufacturers of "the quicker picker upper" don't tell you is that to create one ton of paper towels, 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water are consumed. To lead the charge on breaking this cycle, Inhabitat and PeopleTowel have partnered to launch a design competition for reusable towels.
If you're skilled in Photoshop or Illustrator, here's your chance to show-off how you'd design a new reusable cloth hand towel to help cut paper towel waste. All the specifics and entry requirements are at the competition entry page on Inhabitat.
The grand prize winner will receive $500, a chance to see their design being produced for buyers and 10% royalty on sales. The winning design will also be published on Inhabitat.com for the world to see. But you better start designing quickly because the submissions deadline is March 7th!