Plastic Free July Day 15

Plastic Free July Day 15: Using cloth napkins | Cellist Goes Green

Making the switch to cloth napkins is pretty easy.  I don't find that it makes any more laundry, I just throw them in with another load when they are dirty. 

Benefits of cloth napkins:

  • Make everything look fancier
  • No plastic packaging
  • Not using trees for a product that will be used once and thrown out
  • Can be used over and over
  • Frugal--you don't need to keep buying packages of paper napkins

You can use cloth napkins at home and in your lunchbox at work or school.  I usually stick one in a reusable bag when I'm on the go.


If you aren't familiar with Plastic Free July, take a look at this post.  Basically, it's a month-long challenge to reduce the amount of disposable plastic you use.  It's a great starting point if you just want to give cutting out disposable plastic a try.
 
My first Plastic Free July was in 2013(!), and this month I'd like to highlight some of the things I do to reduce my plastic use, and some struggles.  Many things are part of my routine at this point (buying in bulk, refusing plastic silverware, etc.), but I am not perfect, and I always find this challenge to be a good time to refocus and look at what trash I am actually producing.