December 10, 2012

Ditch Paper Towels with Jimmy Pocket Towel

Did you know that:

51,000 trees are cut down every day to make paper towels.

13 billion pounds of paper towels end up in landfills across the U.S.
every year.

Having a new puppy in the house, I fear we are contributing to this problem.

Jimmy Pocket Towel is a new company aimed at reducing the evil paper towel habit by creating a reusable, washable towel in a zipped up case you can carry with you anywhere.

Jimmy Towel is an ecologically-driven product company based in San Luis Obispo, CA. Its first invention, the Jimmy Pocket Towel, provides an alternative to paper towels in hopes of reducing waste in landfills, saving trees and conserving energy.

Who is Jimmy?
Though Jimmy is not directly involved in the company--he runs his own theater poster design studio--he's provided the most critical ingredient to its evolution: inspiration. In 2011 Alec, Lee, Jimmy and 33 other concerned community members joined a yearlong leadership program through the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. In one of the workshops on sustainability, the group was sharing ideas with each other on ways to reduce their ecological impact. Jimmy shared how he hadn't used a paper towel in over a year by simply wiping his hands on his pants. It was a small and simple act, but the cumulative effect over time proved to be significant. The group felt that if everyone in the world made the same small commitment, we could make a big stride in reducing our overall environmental impact.

I do the same thing in public restrooms, often to avoid germs on paper towel dispensers, as well as to reduce my use. I'm not sure I would carry one of these around in my pocket, as they are already pretty full, but I like the idea of keeping one in the car. I always have to pour water on my hands after recycling and never have anything to dry my hands on.
disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at December 10, 2012 1:04 AM

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