Now you can clean
WITHOUT USING ANY PLASTICS
With a new range of 100% plastic free sponges, scrubbers and cloths from MAISTIC, you can do all your cleaning 100% plastic free.
All products are 100% biobased and reusable.
You simply put the sponges and scrubbers in the dishwasher after use and machine wash the dirty cloths,
and they are clean and ready for re-use.
Again. And again. And again.
No more plastic dish brushes.
No more plastic scourers.
No more cleaning products with plastic.
When you buy cleaning products from MAISTIC, cloths as well as sponges, they are of course plastic free. We see no reason why cleaning products should contribute to global plastic pollution. We pay attention to what goes into our products and what happens to them after we throw them away.
What’s the problem with plastics in cleaning products, really?
We have all seen terrible images of birds eating plastics they mistake for food, fish filled with tiny pieces of plastics. Not only animals suffer, humans and nature do too. Microplastics is all around and in us, in the air, the soil, the water. Plastic has for decades been widespread also in cleaning products, mainly because it is cheap to produce. The more plastic, the cheaper the products.
The problem are plastic fibers from nylon or polyester from the traditional polyester cloth, or the microplastics from the platic scourer sponge. This we fight against to have less plastic in this world.
About our cleaning products
MAISTIC sponges have this in common:
- 100% Biobased – we use the natural materials wood-based cellulose and loofah
- 100% microplastic free
- Re-usable. Wash it in the dishwasher and reuse many times
- Use less soap. Sponges made of natural cellulose absorb liquid and soap and hold it inside
Available in the cleaning series:
Microplastic free cleaning
Why change to MAISTIC cleaning products?
When you use a disposable scourer you can actually see how the green plastic from the scouring part tears off and runs out the drain.
Plastic in cleaning supplies and textiles is one of the most substantial sources to direct microplastic pollution.
It happens when we use the washing machine, by daily wear and tear and when we do the cleaning in our house in the kitchen and bathroom and when we clean outside.
Plastic in cleaning supllies is actually rarely the most effective material. Often plastic is a filler that makes the product cheaper. However most cleaning supllies are fully or partially made of plastic.
Watch the video below from The Story of Stuff , which in a great and informative way tells about plastic fibers and plastic pollution.
More about microplastic pollution
We have gathered a number of links for articles and videos, that tells more about microplastic and what happens when microplastic becomes a part of the food chain.
Short video from National Geographic, that shortly tells about microplastic. Watch it here
A single fleece jacket from the outdoor clothing manufactorer Patagonia loses up to 250.000 synthetic fibers during washing in the washing machine. Read here
As manufactorers our responsibility is global. We create jobs, reduce CO2 and increase the general knowlegde about the environment. We only name products with compostable certification if they really are compostable. Then the documentation is in place.
The bio plastic industry is in rapid developement these years. New raw materials with new assets get accessible all the time. Because MAISTIC has a large number of collaborators our possibilies are nearly endless.
Are you worried about the price on the products at MAISTIC? We understand that. But let us give it a shot- Most often our customers are positively surprised - also on our price on redesign. Do you want to get surprised?
We are not driven by the art of limitation. We are curious. And ambitious on the behalf of our customers and collaborators. We want to do our best. For you. You are our ambassadeur - today and again tomorrow