Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Paper Towel Man
Here's an easy way to save paper. And a fun, quick You Tube video to share with friends and family. Dressed in a suitably green sweater, Joe Smith, an environmental activist from Oregon regales us in this four minute TED talk with his simple technique for drying our hands with a paper towel (just ONE!) so that we can potentially save over 571 million pounds of paper each year.
The trick is to properly wash, then to shake the water off twelve (he explains why he chooses the number twelve) times, then to fold just one piece of paper towel in half and pat the hands dry. Although the talk begins in an appropriately dry manner, it crescendos to a humorous ending, is worth the investment and will probably change the way you dry your hands henceforth.