Doing the dishes is a necessity for almost everyone. We do it every day to clean pots, pans, cutlery, plates and anything else we use in the kitchen. It is such a common chore that it is easy to forget about its environmental impact.
The problem with common dish brushes
Conventional dish brushes are usually made of plastic and take centuries to break down. Even the sponges contain plastic and are neither recyclable nor biodegradable.
When doing the dishes, the sponges and brushes leak microplastic into the sewage system and even your kitchen utensils. This leads to environmental damage, including plastic pollution.
It also leads to the human ingestion of the synthetic particles which are leaked into the kitchen utensils.
Zero waste dishwashing
Fortunately, there are eco-friendly dish brush sets to do your chores without waste. You can change the brush for a natural one, without nylon bristles. For the sponge you can opt for or natural sponge or a wooden pan cleaner.