Friday, August 1, 2014

4 Reasons To Use Cloth Dinner Napkins

According to the EPA, American's produce 4.5 pounds of waste-- daily. This is astounding.

The smallest lifestyle changes can really help to cut down on the waste we produce. We've been using cloth napkins for about a year now and I couldn't be happier that we made the switch. It was an easy change to make and the cloth napkins not only look better, but they are so much more effective.

Consider these four reasons to purchase cloth napkins, it really is worth it!

1. Class it up: Cloth napkins add class to any dinner table.

2. Reduce waste: On average, an American uses approximately 2,200 napkins per year. If each person used one less napkin a day, it would save a billion pounds of waste from landfills each year. 

3. Reduce pollution: Pollution causing machinery is used to produce paper napkins. This includes diesel machinery, trucks, boats, paper mills, planes, trains and automobiles. 

4. Save money: Purchasing paper napkins can cost any where between $300 to $2,600 a year for a family of four. Cloth napkins will cost somewhere around $20 to $100 a year for a family of four + $8 in washing costs.

We already have about 20 cloth napkins on hand for just the two of us-- but after finding these little beauties, I've seriously considered purchasing some more.

Oxford Black, Blue Stripe and Red Cloth Napkins by Suzuya

Organic cotton, Striped Dinner Napkin Set by Shilpa Rathi 

Sky Map Linen Napkins from Anthropologie

Grey Chevron Linen Napkins found at Pottery Barn

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