The September issue of Body+Soul Magazine (a Martha Stewart Publication, natch) says that "If just one family of four switched to cloth napkins at each meal for one year, this green step would prevent 4,380 paper napkins from ending up in the trash."
Well, I do love Martha, so I did go out and buy some cloth napkins at Target about a month ago when I read that. And, I'm gonna say, as a person who has pretty much ALWAYS used paper napkins, I LOVE USING CLOTH NAPKINS. And it has nothing to do with the earth or nature or animals or our children. They just feel better than paper napkins. And they make everything I cook seem that much nicer. I don't know why this didn't occur to me before.