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Are microfiber cloths eco friendly?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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In this way, why are microfiber cloths bad for the environment?
Microfibers, as the name implies, are tiny, so they can easily move through sewage treatment plants. Unlike natural fibers, such as cotton or wool, synthetic fibers do not biodegrade, and tend to bind with molecules of harmful chemical pollutants found in wastewater, such as pesticides or flame retardants.
Additionally, are microfiber cloths toxic? Microfiber textiles tend to be flammable if manufactured from hydrocarbons (polyester) or carbohydrates (cellulose) and emit toxic gases when burning, more so if aromatic (PET, PS, ABS) or treated with halogenated flame retardants and azo dyes. However, microfiber made from polypropylene can be recyclable.
In respect to this, what can I use instead of a microfiber cloth?
The good old paper towel is a great alternative to a microfiber towel. Not ideal for all over drying but rather when your other drying method was interrupted or did not do the job, the paper towel is smooth, soft, and really absorbs a ton of moisture without disrupting the curl or clumping.
Are all microfiber cloths the same?
All microfiber is basically the same. It becomes a question of economy and durability, or how many washings it is going to last. A heavier towel will last longer and survive more washings. Although heavier microfiber is superior to lightweight, microfiber is still lighter than other woven cloths.