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"Shark Tank" alum Bambooee makes reusable paper towels from rayon, a relatively sustainable material that comes (in this case) from bamboo.
I bought Bambooee sheets ($10 for a 30-sheet roll on Amazon) in an effort to make my home more eco-friendly, and I've been impressed.
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The reusable sheets are more durable and more absorbent than traditional paper towels. They're more expensive, but you won't need to replace them nearly as often since the company says each sheet can be reused 100 times.
Americans use a lot of disposable paper towels. While other nations swear by brooms, mops, and sponges, it seems our society is having a tough time kicking a bad habit.
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But it's 2019, and there are clever companies making more sustainable workarounds that don't require us to sacrifice the convenience we're accustomed to — like Bambooee.
Bambooee, if you're unfamiliar, is the company that popularized reusable bamboo paper towel alternatives on "Shark Tank" in 2013.
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Bambooee sheets (currently $10 for 30 sheets Amazon) are thick, super-absorbent sheets made out of rayon derived from organic bamboo that can be machine-washed for reuse up to 100 times. Rayon is a natural raw material that has been converted through a chemical process into a durable, soft fabric. Each roll of 30 Bambooee sheets is equivalent to 429 paper towel rolls, but unlike trees, the sustainably harvested bamboo bamboo regrows new sprouts every year. Plus, Bambooee plants a tree for every roll it sells. On Amazon, the sheets have over 300 five-star reviews.
In an effort to make my home more eco-friendly, I bought Bambooee Sheets, and I've been impressed. The sheets are thicker and more absorbent than traditional paper towels, and they dry faster than cloth towels. It took a bit of explaining to convey the concept to my roommates, but after that it was easy to adjust...
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