Paper Towel Factoids – March 2011

Did you know:

• Producing one ton of paper towels pollutes 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water.

• Every day, over 3,000 tons of paper towel waste is produced in the US alone.

• Decomposing paper towels produce methane gas, a leading cause of global warming.

• The average person uses 2,400 – 3,000 paper towels at work, in a given year.

Try a rag or cloth and see how long a roll of paper towels can last in your house.

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