TOWELS & BATHMATS
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Manmade fabrics like polyester shed microplastics when used and washed. Instead, opt for natural fibre towels and bathmats, such as organic cotton or bamboo. In a typical wash, you can expect 700,000 fibres to come off of clothing, with the majority ending up in the water system and further polluting the ocean. So next wash, try a Guppyfriend washing bag to help trap fibres in your washing machine and stop them from being released into waterways.
SWAPS YOU CAN MAKE…
Switch your towels for organic cotton, linen or even bamboo alternatives – all of these varieties offer you micro-plastic-free substitutes for regular towels. Another bonus of using natural materials, such as bamboo, is they are super fast-growing renewable materials!
Similarly to towels, why not switch your regular polyester bathmat for a more eco-friendly alternative! Swap for solid bamboo or organic cotton, or even try jute! Jute is naturally biodegradable, so simply add your bath mat to your garden compost when it reaches the end of its life.
Swap out your PVC shower curtain for a glass shower screen (with prices upwards of £40, it takes the hassle out of replacing your curtain every few months). Or try a cotton alternative curtain instead! But, don’t just throw away your old curtain – repurpose it as a tablecloth or even a picnic blanket!
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Check out the blogs below to find out other Eco Hacks and DIY recipes specifically related to towels & other bathroom accessories…