We know: using paper towel isn’t rocket science. In fact, it just seems so straight forward you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. In fact, there could be a high possibility that many of us have been using paper towel incorrectly for years!
Australians use 4.5 million tonnes of paper every year, which can wreak havoc on the environment, and our wallets.
The “shake” recommends flicking away the loose water on your hands (twelve times!) before you touch the paper. But the “fold” is the crucial part…
Simply take one square of paper towel and fold in half. This creates space between two layers for “interstitial suspension” to occur i.e. the droplets of moisture can cling to the towel as well as each other in-between the fold, basically increasing the amount the paper can actually hold.
So next time you’re washing your hands or cleaning up a spill, use just one square and fold it in half to maximise the absorption!
If you need a demonstration, take a look at this video!