I found a new product at the grocery store; Kleenex handtowels. No I didn’t buy them, but I did visit their website.
It was so informational: “People in the U.S. dry their hands on cloth bathroom towels approximately 200 billion times a year. The CDC guidelines for hand washing recommends hand drying with a single-use towel. Families have not had a practical alternative to traditional cloth hand towels in their home bathrooms… until now.”
Kleenex may have a point that germs could be spread using traditional cloth towels, I’m sure that Kleenex is selling handtowels to most of the OCD population by now. In my world, I’d like to believe that more and more people are moving to a greener lifestyle — steering away from disposable and other single use items wherever possible.
There is nothing more disappointing to me than to see a new product enter the market touting it’s disposability and promoting the fear factor.
All of my life we have used a “common” towel in the bathroom to dry our clean hands. Keeping a stock of clean hand towels near your sink may not be convenient, but it comes with the good feeling of saving virgin forests in Canada from being cut down. What could be better than that?!