If you’re looking to go greener in your home, cloth napkins handily beat out paper napkins. Treehugger does a great analysis on why cloth is more environmentally friendly.
Today, if you have cloth napkins, pull them out and start using them. If you don’t yet own any, try to buy organic cotton napkins, linen (which is made from flax and doesn’t require as much energy to grow as cotton), or hemp.
Here are a few purchasing options:
If you’re crafty, you can also make your own napkins out of fabric scraps.
And, remember, when its time to launder those napkins, wash them in cold water.