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Weekly Recap: 2/22/13

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This week, I realize you CAN use only one towel. Plus, check out the latest articles and comments posted in Live Green.

This week, a haunting little note appeared on our paper towel dispenser in the office bathroom reading, "You can use only one towel".

While I had seen the TEDx talk demonstrating how to use one paper towel, it wasn't until this message was put into my day-to-day context when I decided to take on the one towel challenge. (Seriously, seeing that note everyday…how could I not?)

While the friendly reminder was only in the workplace bathroom, the message stuck with me. With each paper towel I reached for, I was reminded - I can.

At first, saving a paper towel here and there seemed insignificant, but I quickly realized eliminating just one towel reduced the paper consumed to dry my hands by half. As they say, it's all the little things that add up, making a big difference.

So, are you ready to take on the challenge?

This Week at Recyclebank:

This week's top posts from the Recyclebank community:

Have you tried the one towel challenge? Try it out for yourself and share your experience with me in the comments!

Have a great weekend! Until next time…

About The Recyclebank Weekly Recap

Each week the Recyclebank Weekly Recap will feature the latest articles and comments published in Live Green. It will also highlight a few standout member posts from our Recyclebank Facebook fans and Twitter followers - so be sure to let us know what you're doing to be more sustainable for your chance to be featured!

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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio

Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn.