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Zero Waste Challenge 27: Bamboo Dish Scrubs

Zero Waste Challenge 27: Bamboo Dish Scrubs

30 Day Zero Waste Challenge

Last Updated on September 11, 2020

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? 

the challenge:

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.

click on the images to read more about the product. 

 A long brush is essential when you have as many mason jars as I do! 
 A fabulous basic.
 I love my bamboo pot scraper. This really revolutionized dish washing for me.  It can handle any caked on goop with ease.

A long brush is essential when you have as many mason jars as I do. I also really like the center brush. It’s perfect for scrubbing pots.

The bamboo pot scraper really revolutionized dish washing for me.  It can handle any caked on goop with ease.

 Necessary for cleaning flip top bottles! 

Necessary for cleaning flip top bottles! 

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. 

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  1. Stainless steel chain mail scrubbers are my favorite and will last longer than me. I don’t use anything else on my cast iron, but they can be used on stainless pots and even stoneware.

    1. It depends on which one you have. If it’s the scraper, you can throw it in your yard waste bin. If it has hair on it, you can put it in your compost bin or use it as kindling for a backyard fire.