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Monday, July 28, 2014

Question

What are the pros and cons of using brown paper towels instead of white paper towels?


Answer

Advantages of brown paper towels - They are less expensive than the white, and since they are manufactured without bleach, are environmentally more friendly (and LEED eligible) and more bio-degradable and often include 50% recyclable material.
On the "con" side, brown towels are often less absorbent than the white ones, and the white towels often "feel" softer.

Perry S. Shimanoff
mc2sancarlos@msn.com