How To Use a Paper Towel

Over the course of our lives we use a ridiculously large amount of paper towels. I became aware of this a few years ago and took steps to reduce the amount of waste I create.

One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing how much paper towel the average person uses to dry their hands at a public restroom. On average it seems to be about three sheets per person, although I have seen a few people hammer on the dispesner again and again so that the roll of paper is actually taller than they are. This is just propesteous.

I thought I was doing a good job with my conservbation efforts. I only use two sheets of paper towel when drying my hands in public facilities. I never thought that at my age, I would have someone teaching my how to use a paper towel, but this guy is simply brilliant. Joe Smith shows us all how we can use one sheet and in some cases half a sheet of paper towel to effectively dry our hands. You need to see this video.

I hope people take up this simple and easy way to cut down on our paper towel consumption.

It’s such a little thing but like Bruce Barton says . . .

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things . . . I am tempted to think . . . there are no little things.”

2 Comments on How To Use a Paper Towel

  1. Hi Chase .. what an amazing video – life is crazy .. if society has need of this – and I agree it does!

    He doesn't say how many trees we would save .. but I do wonder how much these labour saving devices save us .. yet cost to produce .. electricity for drying our hands etc etc ..

    Shake and fold – two words I won't forget .. cheers Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    I was blown away by the video too. It sounded like such a crazy idea. I thought I knew how to use a paper towel, but I really didn't. It's all about efficiency here and conservation. Love it!

    Cheers!

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