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You want to buy some napkins for your home, but you also want to be cost-effective AND make sure that you are not going to be contributing to environmental destruction. So buying that bulk package of 400 napkins might not be a good idea.
Before you shop for floral linen napkins, you should read on to learn more.
Choose The Best Kind
- Paper – The best way to be eco-friendly here is to make sure that you get recycled napkins. By doing that you are getting something that requires a lot less water and energy to make than when you get brand new paper napkins.
- Cloth – When it comes to this, you should lean toward getting linen napkins over cotton ones. You reduce your impact on the environment when you do that, since the linen is more eco friendly due to the manufacturing process requiring less water and energy. Both of them are much more reusable than the paper ones, which are one-and-done.
- Hemp – This is the most eco friendly, but many still associate it with the other use of the plant that it is made from. Still, hemp is an excellent option and uses the least water and energy.
Check both Online and in Stores
Technology has made things much easier – you can buy things with an app. If you do that, be sure to read the reviews about the napkins before you buy them. Are they known to fall apart rather rapidly after a few washes or are they much more durable than their competitors?
If you are going to go to a store, do some homework beforehand. It can be tempting to just buy the most well-known brand and just call it a day. Sometimes you can find something better that will last a lot longer and also be much cheaper.
Consider a Napkin Guide
Yes, there are plenty of sites out there that can tell you the right kind of napkins to purchase for different occasions. It’s far from a niche topic. You might want to check these out to get some ideas and also make sure they are eco friendly.
Buying eco-friendly napkins does not have to be a chore – just make sure that you choose the best ones. Linen makes for an excellent choice, and you can use them for a variety of things, including house cleaning once they get a little frayed. Then you can turn your attention to other things.