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Casa Verde: A Paper-Towel Alternative

I try as often as possible to use cloth dishtowels instead of paper towels. But while dishtowels are great for drying my hands, they often get too damp to dry my dishes sufficiently. That's why I can't wait to try the Twist Euro Cloth #20, which is described as a cross between a super-absorbent sponge and a lightweight paper towel. (Thanks to Apartment Therapy Chicago for the tip.)

Obviously, these have the benefit of being reusable, but they're also biodegradable once you finally have to toss them in the trash. It's also antibacterial, and you can freshen it up by washing it in the dishwasher. You can buy the Euro Cloth in a number of grocery stores, including Wild Oats and Whole Foods, and you can also get a pack online for $6.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
thats good!
JudyC JudyC 10 years
Hadn't heard of these but I'll look for them and give them a try.
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
These sound like a great idea
jill12 jill12 10 years
will have to try these definitely. I always feel guilty about the amount of paper towels my famiy uses.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
these look cool! these kind of cloths last a long time! here is another paper towel alternative (this is one i use a lot - they cost about $4 or sometimes just 2 or 3 - the home hardware stores sell them and so do grocery stores):
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
Interesting. I wonder how long they last?
ktdid214 ktdid214 10 years
sounds pretty cool.
ducks ducks 10 years
Are dishwashers considered green now?
ylatan ylatan 10 years
things dont really biodegrade once you throw them in a landfill. you can compost unbleached paper towels.
Green Green 10 years
This is great, I don't like dishtowels because you have to wash them so often but this goes right in the dishwasher? sweet!
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
I was looking at these just last week and wondering how they perform.
designmilk designmilk 10 years
I hear so many great things about these.
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