The long standing argument about whether paper napkins or cloth napkins are more environmentally friendly has no conclusive, solid answer. It depends on your washing machine, ways the paper is bleached, inks and dyes used... the list goes on!
But as Mother Nature Network puts it:
"When you factor in all of the components of making a paper towel or napkins (harvesting the material, processing and bleaching it, packaging it, shipping it, stocking it at a supermarket, transportation to and from the store to purchase it, etc.) all for a single use, you find that the paper towels and napkins are about twice as energy-intensive and create more greenhouse gases overall."
So if you're thinking about making some changes around the home, maybe you should consider the cloth napkin!
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