Earlier this year, I used my last plastic kitchen sponge and switched to all-natural versions which can be composted afterwards. This jute scrub is from eco elephant and I highly recommend it.
why make the switch?
Plastic kitchen sponges. We all use them, well I used too until I learned that while you use them, tiny microplastics break off, which then contaminates the wastewater.
The plastic pieces are so small that they can’t be removed from the wastewater during the treatment processes. To realize how significant this problem is, just think of all the households who use plastic sponges!
All these billions of pieces of microplastics will end up in the rivers and oceans together with the harmful synthetic chemicals often found in traditional cleaning products.
These microplastics become more toxic over time as they absorb harmful chemicals and will most likely be consumed by tiny organisms as well as animals (fish, etc) living in the rivers and oceans where the wastewater often ends up. Studies have found that most fish have microplastics inside them and that we, as humans, also do.
At the end of its lifespan, a kitchen sponge ends up in a landfill where it will cause further harm.
This Eco Elephant jute scrub dish is 100% natural and is compostable. It can be used just as you would use a plastic sponge and can also be used in the shower.
where to buy?
You can buy this jute scrub from the Eco Elephant online shop, where you can buy amazing products that will make zero waste living easier!
What plastic-free swops have you recently made? I’d love to hear from you in a comment below. If you’d like to see more of the home & garden products I have found, have a look here. If you’d like to see what body & beauty products I have found, have a look here. New products posted regularly.
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