Can’t get your hands dry without using a lot of paper towels? Learn how to be more Earth friendly by learning a simple trick in this TED Talk.

Video Summary

If everyone used just one paper towel less a day, 5.7 million pounds of paper would be saved annually. The trick to only using one paper towel to dry your hands is explained by just two words – shake and fold. Shaking the excess water off of your hands leaves less water to dry off and folding the towel actually makes it absorb more water.