Long Handle Dish Brush
Why consider a change: Plastic bristle brushes shed tiny pieces of plastic called micro plastics. The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" the majority of this garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean is actually tiny pieces of plastic that aren't even visible to the human eye. These tiny plastic pieces are being eaten by marine animals and ending up in the food chain, being consumed by humans and even ending up in our tap water, too. Help us turn off the plastic tap and choose a more sustainable option for humans and the planet.
The Product: This removable-head dish brush has a white teakwood handle and brush head, with stiff agave fibre (vegan) plant bristles. It is held together with silver metal wire, and includes a small wire loop at the end for hanging dry.
The handle should last for a couple of years with proper use and care, while each brush head can be used for 1-6 months. Do not leave any of the wood parts soaking over extended periods in water, the wood will absorb water and it will cause the wood to swell and crack, or the metal pieces to come out. Hang to dry or place in a dry spot after using it.
If you find your brush head is not staying dry, dip it in vinegar occasionally to help kill bacteria. The white teakwood is naturally antibacterial but the vinegar will help, too.
Replacing the brush head: The first time, it is a little stiff to bend the wires and you may need to use a pair of pliers to loosen them. Jut use a bit of caution. In subsequent times, you can use your fingers to squeeze the wires together, loosen the metal grip, and pop off the brush head. Just slide a new brush head on and replace the metal grip that holds it tight.
End of life: Once worn out, the wood and agave parts can be composted or buried in the garden, the silver metal parts can be recycled.
The Company: No Tox Life is a female owned shop that operates out of Los Angeles, California.