Okay so maybe not reusing the kitchen sink completely, but I have been thinking about much waste I produce with washing dishes.
Continuing on with the discussion a week or so back when I was discussing how I was trying to reduce the amount of waste that we produce. Today I want to talk about the kitchen sink, or rather what I use to wash the dishes.
I know I did that blog, Plastic in the world, looking at reducing how much plastic I use, but it is really about waste and what ends up in the rubbish bin. I’m trying to really reduce that.
For a number of years, I used sponges in the sink, but a few years back I got into using Chux cloths. They are great, both things, but eventually they get horrible and you have to throw them away. You have to take lots of precautions if you want them to last longer too.
I don’t know, I just got sick of both. There had to be a better way. It was having to throw them away when finished that I had a problem with.
Then I had a brilliant idea. Well, I thought it was. Why don’t I buy real dishcloths, like the ones my mother had when I was growing up. The idea was to buy enough that I use it for one day and then chuck it in the washing machine to be washed and then reused. Getting cloths and reusing them would stop all that waste.
I began googling to see what I could find and ended up on the Flora&Fauna website. This is the place for Vegan, Ethical and Cruelty free products. Here is a link to the website. I have purchased other things from them and will do posts on them at some stage.
They had some great ones that were biodegradable and machine washable. It looked like they were exactly what I needed. So I bought 10 of them. Maybe a bit a pricey, but you know, sometimes you can’t think about that. I’m lucky in that we are in a position that I can just buy things like this.
I am going to give the link to the ones I bought now, here it is, or click here.
You can see the five patterns I got above. I got two lots of five, but couldn’t be bothered picking 10 different patterns. I think these are fun.
So far they are working out well. I’ve used them for three days and each night I chuck the one from that day into the washing machine to be washed when I wash next. I guess time will tell if they were worth it, but fingers crossed, they will be great in the kitchen and no more waste.
Reusing the kitchen sink
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