Plastic-free Cotton Dish Cloths
Plastic-free Cotton Dish Cloths
Plastic-free Cotton Dish Cloths
Plastic-free Cotton Dish Cloths
Plastic-free Cotton Dish Cloths

Plastic-free Cotton Dish Cloths

Plastic Free
High Street Buy
Zero Waste

Alternative for: Plastic J-Cloths

The traditional 'J-Cloth' doesn't look like plastic, but it is, and when used it sheds hundreds of tiny plastic microfibres. Switching to plastic-free cotton cleaning cloths will stop microplastics being washed down the drain and could save you money.

Packaging: Paper-wrapper / none

End of Life: Biodegradable

 Recommended by Isabel M.

"These particular cotton cloths are from Poundland and come in a bundle for just £1. I have used them for all types of cleaning. They are much more durable than the 'J-Cloths' I was using before and these wash well."

Advantages...

  • Cloths are 100% plastic-free (look for 100% cotton)
  • Biodegradable
  • Clean really well, for dishes and household cleaning

Disadvantages...

  • Some of the brands sell cloths in plastic-wrappers, and others have plastic-laminated paper wrappers with a small piece of sellotape, so it is worth shopping around to packaging-free cloths

Costs...

Often slightly more expensive than the supermarket 'all purpose cloths' (i.e. 'J-cloth' style cloths) but will last longer

    Where to Buy...

    Poundland, hardware stores, etc

    Carefully check anything labelled 'microfibre' as these are likely to be synthetic fabric.

    Tips...

    • Machine wash up to 40 degrees
    • Check that any new cloths you buy are 100% natural material (e.g. cotton) and don't contain any synthetic materials (e.g. polyester). Avoid anything labelled 'microfibre'.

    This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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