2.5 million tons – The amount of paper towels filling our landfills from regular tasks like cleaning kitchens.
If this number sounds alarming to you, you’re not alone. When moms Michelle and Karen learned of this number, they knew that there was a need for an environmentally-friendly cleaning cloth. Rather than using a sponge or many paper towels in the kitchen, the SKOY cloth provides a multi-use and biodegradable option. Made from natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp, the SKOY cloth breaks down within 5 weeks after disposal.
The SKOY cloth is designed to be machine and dryer safe and you can also microwave it in order to kill bacterial growth. I normally use a sponge and microwave it for a few seconds in between uses. However, I go through a lot of paper towels when I clean my stainless steel appliances and counter tops. Depending on how harsh your cleaning products are and what surfaces you have used it on, your SKOY cloth could last a year. The convenience of being able to wash it is certainly a plus.
I used a SKOY cloth to clean my counter top and stainless steel sink. The cloth had little textured shapes on one side that helped with scrubbing some difficult spots. I also tried it on my flattop stove. Recently when taking meatloaf out of the oven, I forgot that one of the burners was still hot. Not only did I accidentally melt a tag attached to a potholder, but I also managed to spill sauce on the hot burner. I put the cloth to the test to see how well it would work when scrubbing the stain on the stove. Not only did it help remove some of the stain, it also did not appear to pull apart.
If you are interested in purchasing a SKOY Cloth, you can visit them online at www.skoycloth.com or visit your local Container Store. They also have a fundraising program for schools that would like to raise environmental awareness.
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