Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tissues vs Handkerchiefs

I subscribe to these daily emails from Ideal Bite, a website that promotes itself as a 'sassier shade of green'! They do have some useful information, like the blog I had about phone books!
Today's daily tip had to do with using Recycled Facial Tissues.
I read through the information and thought it was quite useful.

However, I also realized that there is a better way!

I have been using cotton hankies for a number of months now. When I ran out of tissues, I just stopped buying more! It does take some getting use to, but I have been using men's handkerchiefs, which are bigger and can take more blows!

I also thought about the cost. My sister sells hankies in her Etsy shop 2 for $5.00! Now, given that on the Ideal bite, one box of recycled tissues was $4.00 for 96 tissues, buying one hankie for $5.00 is a deal! After all, trees are saved, and that cotton hankie will last a lot longer than one box of tissues!

Now, if you are a handy person, you can make your own hankies from cotton fabric! Go, get stitching folks! Save a tree!

1 comment:

The Green Cat said...

How timely! I'm working on some handmade hankies for my Etsy shop right now.