By Frederick Carle on March 7th, 2011
2,400 to 3,000 sheets per person per year. That’s how many sheets of paper towels we humans use every year. The impact… 3,000 tons of paper towel waste every day in the United-States alone. In more details, 17 trees are cut down and 20,000 gallons of water is consumed for every thousand tons. That is HUGE when you think about it. It’s only a little sheet of paper you say every time you rip one away from its roll.
To fight for this cause, PeopleTowels and Inhabitat came together and launched the Stop the Paper Towels! Design Contest. Basically, they are asking competitors to design something that will open people’s eyes on the situation and encourage the world to cut paper towel waste. The winner will have it’s design printed on a 9×9 inches 100% organic, Fair Trade cotton hand towel plus $500 and 10% royalties on every towel sold.
Click here for more details.