April 16, 2009–Today’s Way: Not so very many years ago, it was commonplace and even fashionable for ladies and gentlemen about town to accessorize by keeping a handkerchief handy…not only was it the fashion, it was rather necessary, since disposable facial tissue had not yet come into being.  Now, for some folks, the idea of using a handkerchief  just gives them the willies, but it really makes a lot of sense, and it’s a heck of a lot better for the environment than tissue.  Keeping a fresh handkerchief on hand for every day of the week really helps to reduce the number of trees, water and energy resources that are wasted in order to make tissue, which then winds up in a landfill, where they are unable to break down properly in a timely manner.  Of course, when you have a cold or are sick, you might want to switch to some recycled tissue as backup, but for daily use, keeping a hanky handy will show everyone just how dedicated you are to a green lifestyle, with style.

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