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Garden Broom

Garden Broom

Regular price $38.88 USD
Regular price $38.88 USD Sale price $38.88 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

Functions in-between a corn broom and a rake
Has the ability to sweep large and fine debris and works perfectly on any surface wet or dry
Designed to clean patios, decks, driveways, garden paths, the lawn, garden beds and so much more
Great for pine needles, leaves and light snow
Also 100% environmentally friendly
Leave it outside as an accessory to your outdoor living space
Made from recycled componenets of the coconut tree

 

Brand: Tongtai
Handle Material: Wood
Bristle Type: Flagged Bristle
Surface Recommendation: Hard Floor
Material Feature: Recycled
Material: Poplar
Style: Asian

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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. When your rake reaches the end of its life, consider this garden broom as an alternative
  2. Make the garden rake a part of your suite of more sustainable garden tools
  3. Dispose of in-compost

EMBRACE

  1. Can be used for 1-3 years if properly cared for
  2. Uses natural materials in all parts of construction
  3. Will not emit microplastics. Completely biodegradable with recyclable steel


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Plastic Yard Rake


AVOID

  1. Rakes don't last forever - tines will break or bend
  2. When disposed of they won't be recycled and will end up in a landfill
  3. Once in the landfill, these scrapers will emit microplastics


Noteworthy Product Attributes

Very effective at clearing driveways, walkways, and lawns of leaves and other debris. Easier on lawns than rakes.

Overall Sustainability Score - 82 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 7/10) - Not made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 7/10) - Not made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 10/10) - Costs about 2X as much as plastic alternatives

Packaging (Score - 8/10) -  Comes with some small amount of plastic packaging

Effectiveness (Score - 8/10) - Effective in sweeping leaves. Less effective with pine needles.

Lifespan (Score - 8/10) - Will likely last between 1 and 3 years depending on the use

Fun (Score - 8/10) - Easy and pleasant to use

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Well suited for sweeping walkways, driveways, and yards

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  Completely biodegradable

Recycling (Score - 6/10) - Cannot be recycled in most municipal facilities