unpaper towel ireland

Ditch the Kitchen Towel!

Say the word towel to me and I think terry cloth, fluffy, and bath time. I don't think rolls of paper sheets that I'm supposed to use to mop up kitchen spills. I understand there is a convenience factor to paper kitchen towel, but it's been a couple of years since we used it in our home and I don't miss it one bit.

There are lots of lovely zero waste options to replace disposable kitchen towel. From pre-made "unpaper" towels like the ones we sell in store, cloths you may have used when your children were small (like the Ikea facecloths which are actually what we use at home), old towels you have cut up or even very attractive DIY styles (you can use old material or even sheets and towels from charity shops to make).

Skeptics may argue that you do increase your washing load by swapping to a reusable kitchen towel, but if you are using an eco-friendly washing detergent, and washing at 30c then you are reducing your overall impact in a huge way. Every swap you make lowers your weekly costs and your bin lifts which can all add up to making sustainability more sustainable.

If you're interested in making your own here is a great video tutorial to follow;

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