Common cleaning products often use harsh chemicals to maintain antibacterial properties. The coconut fibre used in this product is naturally antibacterial and free from toxic chemicals. It is also recyclable and biodegradable.
EcoCoconut use sustainably farmed coconut fibre to make this product. Coconut fibre, or coir as it is more commonly known, is a natural fibre extracted from between the hard internal shell of the coconut and the outer coat of the coconut. It is a byproduct of the coconut harvesting process, and is considered a renewable and sustainable product since new crops of coconuts can be regrown repeatedly on the same trees.
They also use wood from 'recycled' FSC certified rubber trees. These are trees which are grown in a plantation and at the end of their life, replanted and used to make the handles.
EcoCoconut is an Australian brand created to give people the opportunity to choose biodegradable and sustainable coconut based products over plastic. The Company believes the next generation care about the amount of plastic waste we produce, and that choice empowers us to make informed decisions to help save our planet from environmental disaster.
EcoCoconut work directly with a manufacturer in Sri Lanka who have won multiple awards for eco manufacturing. The manufacturer has been trading for over 135 years and is a specialist in coir based products - a material that has been part of Sri Lankan daily life for centuries.