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Coghlan's Stainless Steel Mirror Black 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Coghlan's Stainless Steel Mirror Black 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

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Brand: Coghlan's
Shape: Rectangular
Product Dimensions: 4.25"L x 3.25"W
Frame Material: Stainless Steel
Style: C714 Stainless Steel

Size: 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Replace your acrylic mirror when it reaches the end of life through fogging or damage
  2. Use jute or cotton rope with a little wax to hang the mirror around the shower nozzle or use a stainless steel pot hook to do the same
  3. Place in your shower or on your vanity and use as needed
  4. Throw in recycling when the mirror reaches the end of life

EMBRACE

  1. Cleans up easily - can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher
  2. Is made of infinitely recyclable stainless steel
  3. Will not emit microplastics at the end of life
  4. Will have an impressive multi-decade lifespan


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Acrylic Shower Mirrors


AVOID

  1. Acrylic mirrors eventually permanently fog or crack and break
  2. These mirrors often begin to separate over time if used in the shower
  3. Inevitably these will end up in landfills and turn into microplastics


Noteworthy Product Attributes

Forgoing plastic wherever we can is critical - even in small ways. Stainless steel options versus conventional plastic choices are always a better move from an aesthetic, longevity, and environmental impact perspective.

Overall Sustainability Score - 81 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 8/10) - Often cheaper than competing acrylic mirrors

Packaging (Score - 6/10) -  Has some blister packaging-related plastic

Effectiveness (Score - 7/10) - Ideal for the bathroom where it comes to break and shatters when dropped

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - Virtually indestructable. Can be repolished with cleaning if it gets foggy

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Easily fits in your hand and can be brought closer to your face as needed for those who use the mirror in the shower and wear glasses

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Perfect for all sorts of bathroom applications - would be better if it came with a stand. Italian military signal mirrors will often have a steel prop stand

Disposal (Score - 10/10) - Is stainless steel and will not emit microplastics at end of life

Recycling (Score - 10/10) - Is infinitely recyclable.