There are some things about our houses that are so ubiquitous that we seldom think they require any change. Today, we want to talk about two such things. Number one on the list is black plastic garbage bags and number two is plastic mesh utensil scrubber, better known by a popular brand name ‘Scotch Brite.’ Both of these objects are hard to recycle as they are not lucrative enough for recyclers. Plus, they leech toxins and microfibers in the environment when dumped. Read on to know what could be their alternatives.
Compostable and Biodegradable Plastic Bags | Buy Now
You got it right, this bag is made of something that looks like plastic but is not plastic. PLA Starch is a material made from cornstarch and other planet friendly materials that decompose without causing any damage to the environment. This bag can be used in your kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and even cars! Go get your hands on it now.
Coconut Fibre Dish Scrub | Buy Now
Coir (fibre from outer husk of the coconut) is a material that has been used in India for ages but its use has been forgotten ever since plastic arrived on the scene. Coir is considered a waste material but Almitra Sustainables uses this material to create utensil and vegetable cleaning scrub pads. Coir is not only strong and durable, it is also antimicrobial which means it will leave your dishes squeaky clean without any chemicals. It can be easily disposed of in your compost pit.
Both these items are indispensable for your household and it’s about time we make such changes. Let us know which change do you feel more pressed to make first.