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What's unsatisfactory about the first answer is that it didn't include the same components for both terms being compared, especially the production impact and replacement rate for fabric towels. When someone at TreeHugger made the estimation in this more rigorous way they got a much closer call, with paper towels beating fabrics comfortably in the restaurant ...


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Top-loading impeller and agitator style washing machines (predominant in Asia and the US) generally put more mechanical wear on the laundry than front loading machines (predominant in Europe). The better distinction would be vertical axis (impeller and agitator) and horizontal axis (EU-style front loaders AND horizontal axis top loaders), as the main ...


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It depends on what the soil is. For wiping grease from a pan or an oil spill , I use paper because of the amount of detergent and water necessary to clean a towel for these soils. For cleaning mucus and saliva a towel works well and can be washed at low cost.


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Although this has an accepted answer there is a better way. There is an electrolysis method where water is charged (think hydrogen peroxide) and that is the cleaning solution. The enhanced water leaves no soap or chemical residue as none is used. After cleaning the charge breaks down into oxygen and water, If you don’t believe me take some hydrogen peroxide ...


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