So it has happened again this week: I forgot a paper handkerchief in some pocket before stuffing it in the washing mashine and the whole laundry is now peppered with tiny paper scraps and they are a pain to remove. I guess this could be avoided if I used cotton handkerchiefs, but then I would have to wash them and perhaps even iron them too. As an added bonus, I believe that cotton is better for cleaning glasses than paper, which can be scratchy on glass. Then again, I would need many, there is no fun in hoarding the things you might wipe up for days in your pocket.
And what about the ecological footprint of paper vs. cloth?
What do you think? I can’t make up my mind, so the default option is to leave things as they are, i.e. keep using kleenex. But on the other hand…
- I gave up cloth handkerchiefs a long time ago and I am never coming back
- I still use cloth handkerchiefs