Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Green Routine: Hygiene

Phase 2 of the plastics purge involves replacements for everyday items we've taken for granted.  Fortunately lots of other people are jumping on this bandwagon, and this stuff is easily available on Amazon.


Bamboo toilet brush, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo and tampico fiber dish brushes, a bamboo comb, and an intriguing disposable dish scrubber at least partially made from walnut shells.  I had a little heartburn about parting ways with our Clorox toilet wand, but I'm now willing to make the sacrifice to keep a toilet brush clean.  The business end of this one is still plastic, but at least I don't throw the head away every week.  The bristles on the toothbrushes are still made of nylon, but it's a step in the right direction, and they were only $15 for four, which is supposed to be a year's supply.  The comb works as well as any other comb, though you have to take a little extra effort not to break it.

We also replaced our plastic broom with ye old fashioned model.  It's mostly for the porch, as I am not quite ready to let the Swiffer go.


By the way, I tried my first parchment paper produce bag the last time I bought a head of lettuce, and it worked like a dream.