Plastic Phobia Bamboo Cloth
Bamboo is a highly sustainable material with the plant growing extremely quickly. Ditch water-thirsty cotton and microplastics with our eco-friendly, bamboo cloth.
Why bamboo fibre?
- Less plastic waste.
- Completely vegan.
- Can go in the washing machine over and over again.
- Produced in closed circuit conditions to prevent pollution.
- Bamboo is a highly sustainable material. It grows quickly and uses minimal resources as it grows organically.
- We use zero waste packaging for all UK and EU orders.
What are the dimensions of the bamboo dishcloth?
- 22.5cm x 18cm
How do I dispose of the dishcloth once it reaches the end of its life?
- Bamboo fibre can be composted and is biodegradable.
- While growing, the bamboo removes carbon dioxide from the environment and additionally Plastic Phobia offset the carbon emissions of shipping the product. This makes the bamboo dishcloth thoroughly eco-friendly.
Do these dishcloths smell bad?
- No, unlike most eco-friendly dish washing products, bamboo dishcloths do not smell.
- Bamboo dishcloths are a reliable and high quality alternative to standard dishcloths that will stand the test of time.
How to wash a bamboo dishcloth?
- Put it in the washing machine at 30 degrees Celsius.
What’s wrong with microfibre dishcloths?
- Microfibre dishcloths are 100% plastic.
- Natural gas is used to spin the plastic into a fabric.
- Millions of microplastics come off the fabric while it is in use.
- These plastics infect our waterways and enter food chains in the ocean.
What’s wrong with cotton dishcloths?
- Cotton is an extremely thirsty plant, it requires huge quantities of water to grow.
- 20,000 litres of water is needed to grow 1kg of cotton.
- As it’s such a popular crop, farmers are forced to grow cotton in areas that get little rainfall. This requires irrigation, diverting water from rivers, which has had devastating effects on the environment.
- In the 1960’s the Aral Sea was one of the biggest lakes in the world but now it is a desert, a direct consequence of cotton production.
- Production of cotton takes up 24% of the worlds pesticide use.
What about organic cotton?
- Organic cotton still uses naturally derived chemicals to process and dye the material.
- Growing cotton organically uses more than twice as much water.
But isn’t bamboo grown organically?
- Bamboo grows so quickly without fertilisers, in a wide range of conditions, that it doesn’t need chemicals.
- Using fertilisers would not be profitable for the farmers so most bamboo is grown organically.
How will my purchase make a difference?
- Save thousands of litres of water and prevent microplastics getting into our drinking water. A bamboo dishcloth is the eco-friendly alternative!
Plastic Phobia Bamboo Cloth