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From composting leftovers that you forget about in your fridge to swapping out plastic bags you only use once for reusable ones, there’s lots of little changes that make your kitchen much more sustainable. And being more conscious and less wasteful is actually easier than you think.
Whether you’re following a new dessert recipe and getting flour everywhere or drying off all those dishes from dinner, chances are you’re reaching your roll of paper towels.
Like plastic bags that are thrown away with one use, sheet after sheet of single use paper towels aren’t the best for the environment. So you might be looking for alternatives that’ll help with all the cooking and cleaning you do in the kitchen.
And we did the hard work for you and rounded up 12 of the best alternatives to paper towels that your kitchen needs. Plus, some of these sustainable alternatives can be used in your dining room whenever you’re having a fancier dinner with guests, including cloth towels and linen napkins.
We found colorful and cheap Swedish dishcloths that you can compost once you’re done using them, to reusable beeswax wrap that you can wrap just about anything in (from a lemon slice to a sandwich for lunch), these alternatives will have you forgetting all about paper towels.
Take a look below: