These last a long time, and are safely laundered. Although microfiber cloths are popular, they are best washed in a microplastic catch bag, otherwise bits of plastic will break off and go into the oceans.
- Vesta Living Reusable Cotton Wipes are ideal to replace paper towels. Ethically produced in the UK in 7 colours and patterns, in packs of 6, 12 or 24. Wash warm with similar colours, do not bleach. Expect some shrinkage.
- Jangneus Design makes pretty cleaning and dish cloths, made from cellulose (wood pulp) and cotton. Machine-washable and made in the UK, you’ll get lots of use from these before they go in the compost bin.
- If You Care Natural Sponge Cloths are made from a blend of cotton and cellulose (wood pulp). These can absorb over 20 times their own weight in liquid, so 1 cloth replaces 15 rolls of paper towels. You can also compost the corn starch packaging. Leaves no streaks, tear-resistant and can be washed in water up to 300 times.
- Compostable Sponge Cloths are machine-washable or wash in the top shelf of the dishwasher.
- Multi Purpose Cloths have a scrubby bamboo side and a soft cotton side. These three cloths will last a long time and can be used instead of kitchen roll, and also for baby wipes or face flannels.
- Tabitha Eve Eco Sponge is machine-washable with cotton layers sandwiched with a quilted organic bamboo core. At end of life, just cup up and compost.
- Compostable Cleaning Roll contains a roll of 12 cloths separated by a perforated line. Made from plant cellulose and cotton, these are more absorbent than supermarket sponge cloths and plastic-free and home compostable. Just remove a roll and wet to clean areas and rinse after use and store in a dry place, then wash and line dry.