Make the Switch to Reusable Dish Cloths: Here's Why

How can you eliminate three common kitchen items in one go? Switch to reusable dish cloths. Reusable dish cloths are a sustainable alternative to traditional synthetic dish cloths, sponges and paper towels. They are designed to be durable, machine washable, and made from eco friendly materials like cotton or cellulose. These cloths can be used for wiping surfaces, dishes, and even for dusting, and they come in various sizes, colours, and patterns to suit different preferences and kitchen decors.

Benefits of a reusable dish cloth

  • Cost-Effective: By using and washing reusable dish cloths, you can save money on continually buying disposable paper towels, synthetic Chux style dish cloths and dish sponges.
  • Eco-Friendly: Reusable dish cloths help reduce paper and synthetic dich cloth waste, as they can be used multiple times ours are even compostable!
  • Highly Absorbent: Biome's Swedish dish cloths can absorb up to 15 times their weight in water, making them great for cleaning up spills.
  • Durable: They are designed to last much longer than traditional sponges and towels, with some lasting for months with proper care. 
  • Hygienic: Swedish dish cloths dry faster than synthetic alternatives, reducing the risk of bacteria growth.
  • Versatile: Safe to use on a variety of surfaces, including granite, glass, tile, and stainless steel, for various cleaning tasks, such as soaking up spills, wiping down countertops, washing up dishes and cleaning all over the home.

Switching to reusable dish cloths can be a small but impactful step towards a more sustainable household.

How to choose the right reusable dish cloths for your needs

When selecting reusable dish cloths, consider the material's absorbency, how easy they are to clean, and whether they are made from sustainable resources.

Dish cloths made from cellulose or organic cotton can be composted at the end of its useful life, resulting in less waste going to landfill. 

Where to buy reusable dish cloths

If you're looking to purchase some reusable dish cloths, there are a variety of options available online at Biome.

For instance, Biome sells eco friendly Swedish dish cloths in packs of five or single Swedish dish cloths on their own. 

Swedish Dish Cloth Pack of Five

The Organic Dyed Plant Based Dish Cloths 2 Pack is another great alternative, which comes in more subdued colour-way for those not into bright, funky characters at their sink.

Organic Dyed Plant Based Dish Cloths 
The Full Circle Cotton Dish Cloths pack of three are made from 100% organic cotton (no cellulose, unlike Swedish dish cloths). They are absorbant, soft and durable, and the loops offer added texture for scrubbing. 
Full Circle Cotton Dish Cloths
A reusable dish cloth is a simple switch that can have a positive impact on reducing household waste.



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