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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by jrabbit View Post

 

I don't even have paper towels, napkins or kleenex.  The only disposable paper product we buy is toilet paper

--janis

 

ditto, and it makes me CRINGE when other people use paper or plastic disposables because it's "so much easier" :'(


ditto!
 


Edited by kt~mommy - 2/18/13 at 9:17pm
post #22 of 28

I read about these on another message board I go to, and I had no idea what they were talking about.  They were talking about how great they were, etc., etc.  And I had no clue.  And then somebody gave me a link or explained it, and I think I may have sat at the computer with my jaw dropped open.  I saw them in the store and couldn't believe my eyes!  I told my mother about it last time I was visiting and she refused to believe that they existed and that people used them. 

post #23 of 28

Ugh!  How much do they think we distrust our family members to use the towels only on clean hands?  And if a family member is sick, wouldn't I catch it in some other way?

post #24 of 28

this product add irritated me almost as much as the one that suggested we use throwaway dishes everyday.

post #25 of 28

You scoff but I know MANY people who think paper plates and cups and plastic utensils are a viable option if you don't like doing dishes.  They think I'm a giant weirdo for not owning any of that or any paper towels or napkins or tissues.

post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by amautik View Post

I read about these on another message board I go to, and I had no idea what they were talking about.  They were talking about how great they were, etc., etc.  And I had no clue.  And then somebody gave me a link or explained it, and I think I may have sat at the computer with my jaw dropped open.  I saw them in the store and couldn't believe my eyes!  I told my mother about it last time I was visiting and she refused to believe that they existed and that people used them. 

 

This commercial is about generating a need where there wasn't one before. All commercials are. This one seems to be pretty successful. Probably took a lot of money to put it on, plus the rest of the marketing around this product.

 

We greens need to become more clever about packaging our green message so that more people in the mainstream accept it. We're up against some very deep pockets of companies that are working to make those pockets even deeper.  But we need to fight back.

 

Truthfully, I haven't seen the commercial: we have no tv.  I consider it my act of civil disobedience.

post #27 of 28

Here in Sweden, most public restrooms have something similar. Which makes sense, considering all the people coming and going and drying their hands. But at home? *shakes head* A container of old fashioned cotton handkerchiefs, and a basket for the used ones lined with a mesh laundry bag, works just as well to contain germs. Just pop the whole thing in the washing machine with the other whites at a high temperature and there you go. I can almost guarantee that by turning the tap off, before drying your hands, you will have picked up all those germs you avoid by using a disposable towel anyhow. Same issue I have with those hygienic soap dispenser thingies...you still need to touch the tap after you have washed your hands to turn it off.

post #28 of 28

This is BIZARRE.

 

People always think I'm weird for not having any paper towels in my home. I haven't had them in years -- I just use dish towels to clean up any spills, or old rags for *really* gross jobs (like cleaning up my cat's hairballs). I think buying my groceries on a bike or on foot makes a big difference for me... I have to pick what I really need based on how much I can carry. Paper towels are unwieldy to carry when I already have an easy alternative at home!

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