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Has Kleenex gone too far? disposable hand towels

“A clean towel every time”? is the catch phrase for Kleenex hand towels. Cause we are sooo dirty??????Below are the product specifications as stated on the Kleenex hand towel website.

Product Specifications

Remember, even after they’re washed, your hands are only as clean as the towel used to dry them.

Again…????? Are we that dirty that after we wash our hands we cannot dry them on a shared fabric towel that gets washed at regular intervals. What’s next? Disposable bath towels? Now that sounds so ridiculous that maybe people considering the “usefulness” of the hand towels could be re-considering. Imagine this man wrapped in a giant Kleenex towel. Not the most pleasant thought.

This is another product that makes me think “Would rich people buy this?” and the answer is no. They have nice cotton towels that are washed. They save their money instead of wasting it. These products are designed for the masses to buy without thinking. I went to someones home last year that actually had these. It was propped on top of the towel rack (meant for real towels) and we were told it was available for us to try. I did not.

So if towels are really dirty (bah) then what are some real solutions. Ed Begley, Jr. apparently installed a hand dryer in his family bathroom. A little outside of the box but I kinda like it. In my imagination it’s a Dyson because they are soooo cool. It seems like they are installed in more public bathrooms all the time.For now I will continue the archaic practice of washing my family towels as needed.

Have you tried these? I promise not to judge. Those ad men know what they are doing.


The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. -Socrates


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “Has Kleenex gone too far? disposable hand towels

  1. I think it’s too far – plus I love being able to wash and reuse my hand towels in kitchen and bathroom – saves money and softer on your hands too.

    Posted by sonrie | February 18, 2012, 9:56 am
    • Thanks Sonrie! It really does take away the personality of hand towels, doesn’t it? I don’t even like paper towels in public bathrooms so why would I want them in my own bathroom! I hope this doesn’t catch on like Swiffers did.

      Posted by stephanieough | February 18, 2012, 10:15 am

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