1000 Flowers for the Planet - #549 Buy a Silk or Boar Bristle Wooden Broom
Many brooms are made of plastic so if you’re trying to lead a plastic-free life – for the sake of your health and for the benefit of the planet – then steer clear of plastic brooms with nylon bristles. Buy a broom made of wood with silk or boar bristles and you will have an item that will last a lifetime and which can be composted at the end of its viable use. Natural products and long-lasting items save us lots of money because we don’t have to replace them several times during our lifetime and because they are lighter on the environment. Plastic doesn’t break down for a thousand years but even when it does it turns into tiny plastic particles, which will damage our environment and get into our food chain (as it is doing already). Look for items made from natural materials and help the planet as much as possible.