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Reusable Paper Towels

Updated on September 7, 2011

Banish Paper Towels from your Home and Use Less Trees with These Reusable Paper Towels - Paperless Towels!

Think about how many rolls of paper towels you consume in a year, month, or week...those really add up! Take a look at this article to see just how much paper towel waste adds up. Luckily, there are alternatives! Chartreuse offers economical and stylish reusable paper towels to clean your home in a snap.

You'll be saving money, trees, and reducing the amount of waste you create. You really can't go wrong with these paperless paper towels!

Paperless Towels, Set of Four


Americans send about 3,000 tons of paper towels to the landfill every year, and unfortunately, paper towels cannot be recycled. Paper towels also use an enormous amount of water (and trees) during production. Curb your personal paper towel use with these reusable paper towels from Chartreuse!

Just one paperless towel = 17 rolls of paper towels. That's how much you'll be conserving...feels good, doesn't it? They're even dishwasher safe and machine washable. Use it, rinse it, wash it, reuse it!

The Top Ten Reasons to Use Reusable Paperless Towels

There are so many reasons that there needs to be a list for these cool towels!

  1. You'll be saving trees. Instead of using disposable paper products, you'll clean up with these towels that you can use over and over again!
  2. You're wallet will thank you! A couple of jumbo sized paper towels per week will cost you around $2 per week, that's around $100 per year! Do you use more paper towels than this even? Think of the savings for you.
  3. They're dishwasher safe! Stick these in your dishwasher to sanitize! Convenient!
  4. Paper towels use large amounts of energy to transport. You'll be saving lots of energy by using these lightweight towels, which weigh just a tiny fraction of what they're paper equivelants do.
  5. You'll be saving water! Paper towels also use an excessive amount of water during production. There's only so much fresh water on the planet, and we need to conserve!
  6. You can scrub harder than a paper towel! Push down as hard as you want on your kitchen surfaces, you won't rip these durable towels.
  7. You can use them on nonstick surfaces! Clean off those fragile nonstick pans and sheets with these cloths, they do a fine job.
  8. They're perfect for the bathroom! Keep a set in the bathroom and you'll eliminate even more paper towel use.
  9. Colorful, eco friendly, and thoughtful enough to give as a gift! Spread some green joy and encourage others to curb their waste while you're at it (and save them money on paper towels!).
  10. Unlike sponges, these are much easier to keep clean! They're not flimsy like cloths, but have absorbency like a sponge. However, they're easier to clean than the typical sponge which can breed bacteria and mold. Just wash them in your top rack of the dishwasher.
  11. Bonus! #11...they're made from sustainable tree farms! Another reason to be a little greener with these paperless towels.

Pine tree picture by kashmut on Flickr.

Going out of their way to be green

Chartreuse makes a big effort to be green in every aspect of their business. From eco friendly starch peanuts, reused shipping materials to recycled paper order forms and refillable bottles, Chartreuse makes the effort to make be extra green.

Use lots of paper towels? The savings will add up quick with these reusable paperless towels!

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Mounds and mounds of paper towels going into the landfill...but you can stop it by switching to reusable paperless towels!

Mounds and mounds of paper towels going into the landfill...but you can stop it by switching to reusable paperless towels!
Mounds and mounds of paper towels going into the landfill...but you can stop it by switching to reusable paperless towels!

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What Do You Think of Using Paperless Paper Towels? - Do you think using paperless towels is a good idea? Bad idea? Tell us here!

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      jtbmetaldesigns 5 years ago

      Hey I like this idea! You can imagine what its like to have a mess on the kitchen floor, reach for a paper towel and only find the cardboard tube.

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      hysongdesigns 6 years ago

      very cool, I hadn't heard of these before; I just use ordinary dish towels and when they get really old I use them for paint rags.

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      turtleface 6 years ago

      I didn't use them for years and just recently, for some reason, got into using them again. I was using other things that were reusable but got away from it. I'm going to look at these reusable paper towels as a renewed option.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Cool lens-really enjoyed it!

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      squid-pinkchic18 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens, it's nice to see that you're looking to educate people and try to help! I've never seen this paperless towels before but they look like they'd be worth trying. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you for this article. I've reduced my paper towel usage dramatically in the past few years. I enjoyed this and plan on buying these reusable towels soon! I will be sharing this page with my friends!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I do think that paperless towels is a good idea though it does seem like a lot of hype/marketing to buy a product when a cloth towel would do just fine. With regard to the saving trees mantra that I keep hearing, I must weight in. As a small woodlot owner whose land has been green certified by the Rainforest Alliance, I value having a market low quality pine pulp (i.e trees used to make paper). For forest manager, pulpwood is a common byproduct of practicing sustainable forestry. Granted not all pulpwood is sustainably produced, but from my perspective it could be argued that buying paper towels supports sustainable forest management. Something to consider for those who haven't gotten dirt under their fingernails in a while.

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      Penny Pincher G 8 years ago

      very nice looking lens. lensroll to my green kitchen gifts

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      mitchking 8 years ago

      I have never been a big fan of paper towls. Why not use cloth towels and sponges that you can get more use out of.

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      blue22d 8 years ago

      I will have to try these...great idea and so green.

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      Artemus-Gordon 8 years ago

      My 2 step kids go through a roll of paper towels every other day. This is a habit I really want to break them from for many reasons.

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      MBradley McCauley 8 years ago

      I am so impressed and heading for being paperless. Thanks for all the time and effort put into this lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome lens! You just amaze me with what you come up with.

      I don't use paper towels, would rather use a washable and very

      reusable rage.


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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Dishwasher safe? Wow! Great idea!

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      planetweaver lm 8 years ago

      Thank You for this :)

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      papawu 8 years ago

      What a fantastic product and is definitely something I would use. I actually stopped using paper towels many years ago and I am now seeing more and more products and processes that are doing away with paper use. Great stuff. I am going to lensroll this lens to my Most Eco Friendly Magazine In The World lens simply because of the paperless factor.

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      HenryEgg 8 years ago

      What a great idea! I never knew this product existed but I will definitely try to find them. Can they only be ordered online or are they found in any common stores?



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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Great way to go green! I'm guilty of using too many paper towels. I'm going to try to change my evil ways!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Great idea!

      Thanks for sharing.


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      TopStyleTravel 8 years ago

      Great subject, had never heard of this product before. I will consider using them since they can be tossed in the dishwasher to clean. I am working to train myself to be greener and do more than recycle and use less chemicals.

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      These sound like a great idea, thanks for the tip!

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great idea and a very nice lens. 5***** I do use paper towels, but I try to use as little as possible to save paper and money too.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have been using paper towels to clean my windows and feeling very guilty about it. I will definitely check these out. Thanks.

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      These do look interesting! At first I thought - well just use a towel! but as I read I saw the benefits. I'll have to look into getting some! Thanks for an informative lens. 5*

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      Kathryn Grace 8 years ago from San Francisco

      I'm excited about this alternative to paper towels, and since they are manufactured from trees, I would like more information about the sourcing of the wood, how they're made, etc. Can you point me in the right direction, please?

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      Terrie Marcoe 9 years ago from Gardiner, New York and Joshua Tree, California

      An interesting product! I absolutely refuse to use paper towels in my home. I don't miss them a bit....but for camping, this item seems like something I could definitely use.