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Stop The Paper Towels Competition: Best Design Wins $500

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Years of TV ads have taught us that if we spill something, the first thing we should do is reach for that quicker picker upper -- the paper towel. But at what cost? Every day, over 3,000 tons of paper towel waste is produced in the United States alone and in the production of one ton of paper towels, 17 whole trees are cut down and 20,000 gallons of water are consumed, contributing to deforestation, water pollution and global warming. It's time to break the paper towel chains of oppression and make the switch to reusable towels!

To help in this movement, Inhabitat is teaming up with PeopleTowels to launch a design competition to see your ideas and how you would design a new Inhabitat + PeopleTowels reusable cloth hand towel to help cut paper towel waste! The grand prize winner will receive $500, a chance to see their design being produced for buyers and 10% royalty on sales.

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