The Guardian has a list of more than 1,000 companies that make sustainable paper towels.
The list, which includes a few brands with ties to climate change, includes several that have already begun to reduce their use.
Among them are a brand called Wahl-Werk, which has a plant that produces paper towels in Germany, and is also using less oil from burning coal, according to a company statement.
Another is Wahl, which is using less paper and using less energy to make paper towels than it did last year.
It is also cutting back on paper and wood by more than 90% and has cut its carbon footprint in half since 2013, according the statement.
The Guardian also reported on a new study that found that more than 30% of the world’s paper towels used in households were made from renewable sources, according a report from the US-based International Renewable Energy Agency.
While the study was commissioned by a company, it was funded by the National Renewable Credit Union Administration (NRUA), which says it has been working to cut carbon emissions since 2010.
This article first appeared on the Guardian on March 30, 2019.