Paper vs. cloth
According to a new book titled “Your Water Footprint,” Stephen Leahey reports a cloth napkin that is reused costs about 1.2 gallons of water per use whereas a disposable paper napkin is 4 gallons! Flax or Hemp napkins can reduce this, he says, to as little as .25 gallons! You might be wondering about the amount of water used in bottled water: 1.45 gallons! Cola? 46 gallons! Yes that includes water used to grow the vanilla, sugar beets, and extract the oil for the bottle etc…672 gallons for a hamburger with fries for lunch and that’s just some of the info in the first few eye opening pages! More for sure later!