Eco Cleaning Pads
Eco cleaning pads are made from 100% recycled t-shirt yarn by Rainbow Bridge Outreach. Long lasting and useful for all kinds of jobs such as washing up, scrubbing your fruit and veg, cleaning the bath and even on your skin. Fully washable, just throw them in your washing machine with the rest of your wash. In between uses, rinse thoroughly in clean water and hang up to dry. Do not use bleach.
Most discussion about kitchen sponges is around the amount of bacteria they can harbour. A study found some sponges to contain more bacteria than a toilet bowl.
Sure, the bacteria issue is a very good point, but what about the environment?
How often do you change your kitchen sponge – once a month? Imagine that being repeated millions of times each month around the world. It’s a lot of waste, especially given that so many sponges are made from plastics, making them yet another item in our home that’s derived from oil.
Triclosan and sponges
There’s an added environmental danger with many synthetic sponges these days; often they are impregnated with chemicals such as Triclosan, which is an antibacterial and antifungal agent registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as being a pesticide.