When I first went zero waste, I was thinking about buying reusables. Not necessarily about the end life of a product. But, some products, just don't last forever. The two products that come to my mind are dish scrubs and toothbrushes.
In both of these situations, I've opted for bamboo instead of plastic. By choosing bamboo, the base of the item can be composted instead of landfilled. When looking for products, try to think about the end life. Thing about what happens after you can't use it anymore?
Swap out plastic brushes and sponges for something with a better end life. Things aren't going to last forever, but we can make better choices. Check out what I stash in my dish scrub jar!
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I have also found my bamboo dish brushes last A LOT longer than sponges. I've had some of my brushes over a year, and they're still amazing. I can't imagine a sponge lasting over two months - ick!
Zero waste isn't just about buying all of your food in bulk bins. There is so much you can do to make a difference! Things that aren't time consuming or hard. It doesn't take any extra effort to switch things like your toothbrush or dish scrub. We can all do something to make the world a little greener.