Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Sayonara Paper Towels!

Published on March 23, 2009 by   ·   7 Comments Pin It
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We are so over paper towels; the cost, the waste, the constant refilling!   Annoying/ expensive/ eco-evil!

We have pretty much cut our paper towel usage almost entirely out since we discovered the dope-on-a-rope SKOY cloths!   These fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloths have taken the place of our sponge and paper towels.   Green goddesses (and SKOY creators) Michelle and Karen discovered that 2.5 million (!!!) tons of paper towels anually overload our landfills, and they couldn’t bare not finding an alternative. SKOY cloths are 100% biodegradable, made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp.   After an independent composting test, SKOY cloth broke down completely within 5 weeks.   And get this: using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home! With the high cost of paper towels (especially the eco-friendly ones), SKOY cloth is the obvious choice for your wallet and the environment.

Check out some great green cleaning tips and green cleaning product recomendations (including SKOY cloths!) here:

The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight, so it will totally clean up your overflowing kombucha. Imagine using 15 sheets of good-quality paper towels at once… that’s how thick and strong these cloths are. And it’s a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks.

Skoy Divas Michelle & Karen

Skoy Divas Michelle & Karen

And if that weren’t enough awesome info to get you to go SKOY, SKOY cloths are long-lasting because of the washability feature (I throw mine in the dishwasher, but another way to clean them is by tossing them in the microwave when wet for 2 minutes.) It dries quickly, and unlike that bartender you met on a bender last week, it’s not a breeding ground for bacteria.

See retailers lists and how to buy Skoy cloths online here, and dump that 2 roll a week paper towel habit once and for all!   Thanks to glamazon Finola Hughes for the tip!

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. kimsy says:

    Neat! This almost reminds me of that silly Sham-Wow, but this seems much better (and cuter!)

  2. Robyn Moore says:

    great…or you can just use re-usable washcloths. Caravan of Dreams restaurant in NYC is now using them in their bathroom paper towel dispensers! You grab one, then throw it in the bucket when done, and they wash each one. :)

  3. Emily says:

    thanks. i have to get these.

  4. Thanks for using my Springfield News Segment. I really love promoting the Skoy cloth! To check them out and other green cleaning products you can go to my favorite retail store (I happen to own it) The Back Door – http://www.vacuumlady.com

    Happy Green Cleaning!
    Leslie, The Cleaning Coach
    http://www.thecleaningcoach.us

  5. Mary says:

    I’m sold! This is also going in every housewarming basket I make, from now on!

  6. Jeanie says:

    ha! awesome. i usually just use old cotton t-shirts that i no longer want to wear, but these you can actually leave out for easy access like paper towels without making your room look messy (it’s not like you can throw a heap of t-shirts on the counter and have your room still look tidy).

  7. Lisa says:

    Do these work better than the Sham-Wow? I want a sham wow… :D I assume you have to wash these, right?




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