If you are familiar with Norwex, you know the products strive to promote waste reduction. An amazing way I’ve found that helped my family drastically reduce our paper waste is… Norwex Napkins!!
While paper products are biodegradable, just think how many trees we go through as a country to keep up with this habit of consumption and disposal! An average American consumes around 2,200 paper napkins per year. 2,200 napkins multiplied by approximately 315 million Americans = 693 BILLION napkins/year. Holy smokes!!
Here is how YOU can make a small change that has a HUGE impact. If every person used just ONE LESS napkin per day, 1 billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills. Yes, 1 billion pounds! If giving up paper napkins sounds overwhelming to you, and you dread having to wash cloth napkins after every meal, not to fear!! Norwex Napkins contain BacLock. This means that after each use, these guys self-sanitize because of the embedded microsilver – killing bacteria & mildew so it can’t reproduce. How great is that?! Of course you should wash them occasionally, but a good shake down works wonders for removing crumbs, AND they dry quickly should they need a quick run under the faucet. My family washes ours after a few uses.
I can’t leave out this awesome fact – each set of 4 Norwex Napkins is made from 5 recycled plastic bottles! Even though they’re made from recycled material, these napkins come in 2 colors that can be dressed up or down, creating the perfect addition to your family dinner table!
Two lovely colors + BACLOCK + getting the job done (better than paper in my opinion) makes these nifty napkins your perfect all around solution! I encourage you to give them a try! If you don’t want to quit paper napkins cold turkey, start by having one paper napkin-less meal per day…it can make a huge difference for our earth!