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Zero Waste Home Essential: Metal Scrubby

By December 6, 2012 No Comments
A little comment on the blog related to butter wrappers confirmed one of my mottos last week. “There is no such thing as TMI”, I like to say. Overall, it is the details that we cover and share on this blog that define the Zero Waste lifestyle. Every bit of information, no matter how trivial, can help someone’s Zero Waste journey. In a new series called: A Zero Waste Home Essential, I will be occasionally sharing with you the little things that I have found to be essential to my Zero Waste.

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite tools:

No matter how trivial it may seem, a stainless steel scrubby is essential to my cleaning routine!
It has allowed me to clean my stove’s toughest messes effortlessly (above, after canning tomato sauce), and without any cleaning product at all. I simply soak the stain in water and scrub. Over the years, it has saved us a great deal of money: I no longer need to buy specialty (often toxic) stove cleaners and (short-lived) green scrubbies. I have had the same scrubby for three and a half years. Since stainless steel is a ferrous metal, I could recycle it as scrap metal through my curb recycling…that’s if it ever decides to fall apart!
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