Bambooee Ecofriendly Alternative Paper Towels Review
In today’s increasingly green world they are more and more options coming available as an alternative to paper products. One of the rooms with the largest amount of paper waste is the kitchen. Every year people go through thousands of paper towels that they use once then throw away. The average household uses 1 to 2 rolls of paper towels a week. That adds up to a lot of waste! In fact, it adds up to about *3000 TONS of paper towel waste being produced PER DAY! That’s a lot of trees cut down that simply cannot grow back fast enough to keep up with the demand. Paperless Kitchen offers many alternatives to this problem.
Paperless Kitchen is an online store that sells exactly what their name implies, eco-friendly kitchen products that help you to cut down on waste in your kitchen and other green kitchen products. You can find all kinds of products from natural sponges to dinnerware made from recycled materials; all made by environmentally aware brands such as Skoy Cloth, Bambooee, E-cloth, and Peopletowels, just to name a few.
I received a roll of reusable bamboo paper towels made by Bambooee. As you can guess from their name, they make their product from bamboo. “Okay,” you say, “so instead of cutting down a bunch of trees, they cut down a bunch of bamboo!” Well, let me tell you a little bit about bamboo, and you will see why it is a much better choice! *First of all, bamboo is the world’s fastest-growing plant. That means it is a sustainable resource because unlike trees, bamboo grows fast enough to replace what is used. Bamboo also requires no pesticides, no insecticides, and no fertilizers. It fights Global Warming by taking in 400% more greenhouse gases and produces 35% more oxygen than standing trees. AND it is biodegradable. So imagine all the benefits of using bamboo paper towels!
One roll of Bambooee towels is equivalent to using sixty (60) rolls of regular paper towels, or up to 6 months worth of normal paper towel usage!* Amazing! There are twenty (20) sheets per roll, and at first glance, they really resemble regular paper towels both in look and in feel. But that is where the similarities end. First of all, these bamboo sheets are much thicker and softer than regular paper towels. They are also reusable, washable and bleachable! Yep, you read that correctly, you can throw them into your washing machine in warm water, add some detergent or whatever and wash away. Just do not add fabric softener, put them in the dryer or iron them, and they will be good as new. When I first read this I was like , “no way”! Well, yes way! I threw one in with my wash expecting it to come out in shreds, but instead it came out looking brand new! That should give you an idea about how strong and sturdy these towels are. That and the fact that was the roll not perforated, I would have had to use scissors to cut a sheet off because they are near impossible to tear! Even soaking wet, I could not get the sheet to tear easily.
LARGE, THICK SHEETS: 11.5” x 11”
They are also super absorbent! As a test I spilled a coffee mug of water on the floor and it only took one of these towels to dry it all up. Then I simply squeezed it back out and voila! Good to go again! I also tested one using my regular household cleaner, and it worked perfect. In fact, using one Bambooee towel I was able to clean my counters, the sinks and wipe down my cabinets; I just rinsed it out with warm water between tasks. I even used one to wash my pots and pans! These towels are wonderful, and their uses are endless! Use them to clean, dust, wash the dishes, dry your hands, they are even strong enough and soft enough to clean your child’s face after a meal! A definite addition to any green kitchen!
Yet these are not the only products you can find at Paperless Kitchen! They have all kinds of products for Cleaning Supplies and Tools, such as organic washcloths, natural sponges, natural fiber brushes and cleaning pads. There is a great selection of Kitchen Accessories such as bamboo utensils, paper plate alternatives, gloves, organic coasters and trivets and more. In addition to the Bambooee paper towels, they have a great selection of Towels and Cloths made from organic materials including the wonderful Skoy Cloths! Remember the Skoy Cloth review and how much I liked them? Well, one lucky person is going to win a set of ten (10) Skoy Cloths for their own green kitchen thanks to Paperless Kitchen! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below, make sure you do all of the mandatory entries and keep your fingers crossed! The giveaway will start at 12:01am EST tonight, and end at 12:01am EST on Sept. 5th, 2012. GOOD LUCK!!
Picture via PaperlessKitchen.com
I received this product for free for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor am I under contract with this company. All opinions are my own!