Paper Napkins

Paper Recycling Bin

Food is a Contaminant

Paper napkins can’t be recycled because they are often dirty and contaminate the recycling stream.

Ways to Reduce

Use Cloth Instead of Paper Napkins

Rather than use paper napkins, especially at home, buy a set of cloth napkins and use those instead. Linen napkins are more eco-friendly than cotton, but both are better than relying on single-use paper napkins.