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stop the paper trail....

Help the planet. I aked the question could cafemom ladies help with the problem that 38 billion water bottles are thrown away each year. How about paper products as well? I have stopped using paper napkins. I bought a dozen pack of plain white cloth napkins so that I could stop using the paper kind. Did you know that most disposable paper products like paper plates, cups, naps, etc are not biodegradable? Once they have been soiled with food they become less biodegradable as well. I know that some people say one person making a change doesn't make that much of a difference. But if a million moms make a change then that IS a big deal. And since women purchase like 85% of what IS purchased, we CAN make a change for the better.

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Asked by GMR at 10:29 AM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't believe the gloom and doom global warming crapola! It's a scientific farce and used as a scare tactic. I don't use bottled water, I have a water filtration system in my house, I do use paper napkins, paper towels and even use paper toilet paper! rofl. Look at the biggest farce, Al Gore, he says global warming dangers this and that, but flies everywhere in a private jet. hypocracy

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I've switched largely to kitchen towels and seldom use paper towels. I tear up holey T-shirts for rags, too.

    Another thing people never mention is take care of the stuff you DO have. I've taught my kids to take care of their toys. Game pieces are always put back in the box. That way when they have outgrown them, we can pass them to another child, rather than throwing them away.

    It's not difficult to make significant changes. It can save money AND reduce trash.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:44 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I guess when peoples grandkids have to use SPF 500 one day in the future because of the ozone layer being gone, that's when the non-believers will see that yes, there was global warming.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • How about Lawmakers STOP WRITING 700 pages bills full of stimulus PORK?!?!?!?! That would save some paper wouldn't it?


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:54 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I don't believe the gloom and doom global warming crapola! It's a scientific farce and used as a scare tactic.

    GW was not mentioned at all in the OP. She was talking about conserving and reducing waste. Even if you don't believe in climate change that is no excuse to abuse the planet that our grandchildren will live on.


    Answer by Friday at 10:55 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Question: What is the trade off if I use cloth napkins, towels, etc and run the washing maching more that if I buy paper? I am serious. I really don't know.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:57 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I've taught my kids to just wipe their hands and mouths on their clothes because I'm washing those anyway. That's really green!


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • You're gonna do a load of laundry anyway right? I just throw my naps in with whatever load I'm doing. They really don't take up that much space. And I have to admit that they are kind of thick so i just refold them over themselves and use them twice. (Not with guests tho, that would be gross). If it's just me and my husb and son, what is the diffrence between doing that and using the same bathroom hand towel over and over?

    Answer by GMR at 11:10 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Thx, GMR. There is a comp in our town that makes washable lunch bags, towels, etc... I may give it a shot. Thanks again.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:26 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I think we should do everything we can to conserve and just generally be good stewards of our Earth, but I don't believe in using the method to run your life or live in fear that we will over populate or breathe up all our air. Thats just silly. Yes, we can do things right now to take better care of our planet and look at our daily habits. Its just not going to consume my thinking. (Im still going to drive my SUV)

    Answer by momofsaee at 12:12 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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