Design a Winning Reusable Towel and Win $500 -- Deadline Extended!

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Every day, more than 3,000 tons of paper towel waste are produced in the United States alone—and this represents a huge environmental impact. For every ton of paper towels produced, 17 trees are cut down and 20,000 gallons of water are consumed. It's a huge problem with a simple solution: Reduce the estimated 2,400 to 3,000 paper towels the average person uses each year.

PeopleTowels is working to make this simple solution even more straight forward by providing stylish reusable alternatives. With their STOP THE PAPER TOWELS contest, designers like you have a chance to help the cause—and win $500 in the process.PeopleTowls and Inhabitat have teamed up to host a design contest searching for the next inspiring design for the tree-saving towels. In addition to helping to reduce the impact of paper towels, the winner will see their design turned into a PeopleTowel, receive $500, and get exposure in features articles on and

Entry is free but hurry, the deadline is March 7, 2011 March 11, 2011!

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