EARTH DAY CONUNDRUM

A problem I had today, earth day.
  1. Ever take too many napkins from the dispenser?
  2. You immediately freak out because you don't want to be wasteful. So you leave your extras neatly on top of the dispenser.
  3. Or maybe you take a lot of napkins on purpose because you ordered a big greasy sandwich. But, it turns out you don't need them after all. So you place them, unspoiled, at the edge of the table.
  4. Now we all know these are perfectly good napkins. Throwing them away is shamefully wasteful.
  5. But I also know if I see a stack of napkins just sitting there, no matter how clean they look there is no way I'm rubbing them all over my mouth and fingers!
  6. So what do we do? Or is it just cloth napkins or die?