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Swap plastic sponges for a sustainable cleaning set

Eco Kitchen

 

The kitchen is the prime place where we create waste at home. If we mix it up here, we can substantially cut down on our plastic (and other) waste and become more sustainable in different ways too. 

Washing the dishes and cleaning might be seen as innocuous actions, but we can constantly improve. The plastic sponge you are using every day releases microplastics into the water system. Those microplastics will end up in the oceans and later in our food chain. When you stop using the sponge, it will end up in a landfill where it will take ages to decompose, and it will create greenhouse gases in the process. An average household uses 25 or more of them each year (1).

There are greener alternatives to artificial, plastic sponges. Nature is wise, and it created a natural, plant-based sponge you can use. Have you ever heard of Spruce? It made from 100% natural and renewable materials , can compost in 5 weeks and one cloth = 15 paper towels !

 

Alternatively is luffa, It is an edible plant from the cucumber family. When you leave it to mature and dry out, it will form a dense sponge. Use it in the kitchen or bathroom.

If you don't like the rough texture of luffa, try our classic and elegant cleaning dish brushes set. The brushes are composed of hemp fibers and natural bamboo. They are excellent for general dishes, scrubbing pots, and other hard-to-clean items. There is also a brush to wash your veggies. These brushes will last much longer, and when it is their time, they can be composted and the metal part recycled. If you already swapped to dish detergent in a bar, try using our multi-purpose soap bag to clean your dishes.

 

The typical store-bought detergents and cleaners aren't very eco-friendly either. We offer an alternative: Ecostore Ultra Sensitive Dish Liquid and Ecostore Multi-purpose Kitchen Cleaner. Let us help you green up your cleaning supplies!

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