Imagine the journey of a napkin. Trees are cut and processed into paper. Then shipped across oceans and highway to your local store or restaurant. The life of that piece of paper has been long compared to the moments it'll spend in your hands. It sure has traveled far and spent a lot of gas money to serve your purpose. How many pieces of paper will be used and for how long is entirely up to you. You may choose to grab a bunch, a few or none. It's entirely in your hands.
So ask yourself the next time you reach for a tissue paper. Can you do with less or even without? Make the smarter choice and do yourself and the planet a big favor! Pledge now.
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Each American consumes an average of 2,200 standard two-ply napkins per year, or the equivalent of just over six of these napkins per day. If everyone in the United States used an average of one fewer napkin per day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills each year. A stack of napkins this size could fill the entire Empire State Building. …
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