For years I have stayed away from things made from paper or plastic. Everyday napkins are either bandanas or fingertip towels. I bought a package of 36 microfiber cloths at Costco . I use them for everything: dusting, cleaning mirrors and glass, washing walls & appliances, bathrooms - I even use them in place of a mop to clean my laminate floors. I simply dampen one and wring it out then use my foot to move it over the floor because I have severe back problems. After using the cloths I rinse them out then toss them in the washer.
I always keep cloth tote bags in the car so I don't have to accept plastic bags. It's simple to take one (or more) into Target or CVS or wherever you shop. I stuff extras inside the larger one then carry it on my shoulder with my purse. If you don't have cloth bags, re-use brown paper bags from the grocery store.
The most important thing we do at our house is recycling everything we possible can. If we can't recycle it we try to re-purpose it.