Top 10 Ways to Recycle Your Old Towels

We have a lot of useful things within our household, and it can easily be said that the towel is one of them. If you adhere to one of the greatest British comedians of all time – Douglas Adams – he states that you must always bring a towel along with you, no matter what.

But what happens when your towel becomes old and raggedy?

Most people would simply go and throw it away in the garbage. There are some other alternatives though.

Perhaps you have never thought about it, but you can recycle your towel just like you can do that with anything else. 

Read on what to do with old towels:

  1. Repurpose: Discuss how old towels can be repurposed instead of being thrown away.
  2. Sustainability: Explain how finding new uses for old towels contributes to environmental sustainability.
  3. Upcycling: Introduce the idea of upcycling old towels into new products.
  4. Donations: Suggest donating old towels to animal shelters, homeless shelters, or other organizations in need.
  5. Cleaning: Describe how old towels can be used for cleaning, both in the home and for cars and other vehicles.
  6. DIY projects: Offer ideas for DIY projects that use old towels, such as creating reusable cleaning cloths or making a bath mat.
  7. Bathing and grooming pets: Discuss how old towels can be used for bathing and grooming pets.
  8. Gardening: Explain how old towels can be used for gardening, such as using them to dry hands or cleaning tools.
  9. Camping and outdoor activities: Suggest using old towels for camping and other outdoor activities, such as for drying off after swimming or as a makeshift pillow.
  10. Arts and crafts: Provide suggestions for using old towels in arts and crafts, such as for making stuffed animals or doll clothing.

This article has been updated on 25th March 2023