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Sustainable Cork Bath Mat | Eco-friendly bathroom must-have

Sustainable Cork Bath Mat | Eco-friendly bathroom must-have

Regular price $33.99 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Recycle
  • 100% ECO Friendly

 

Eco-Friendly Bathroom Must-Have:

Natural cork ECOAKLY bath mat features a patented design with fast draining and superior anti-slip properties. Easy to clean and provides a comfortable, thermostatic experience. A versatile addition to any home.

 

Material: cork
Color: Wood Color
Size: 23.8 x17.8in

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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

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Microfiber materials are some of the biggest short-term sources of microplastics in the environment. Microfiber bath mats spew microplastics with each wash that escapes the washer's filter and the wastewater management system's filters. These pollutants end up in our waterways, in our food system, and ultimately inside us. Cork provides a completely natural alternative.

EMBRACE

  1. Made of all-natural materials such as cork which is renewable and doesn't involve the felling of trees
  2. Can be composted at the end of the lifespan
  3. Is unique and aesthetically pleasing though may seem thin to some consumers

Noteworthy Product Attributes


Comes rolled up but unrolls relatively quickly. Is thin which may not be attractive to some consumers.

AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

AVOID

  1. Traditional microfiber mats are microplastic factories that spew microplastics with each wash
  2. Has a finite life span and will end up in a landfill - usually made of multiple materials and cannot be recycled
  3. Has fine microplastics the escape filtration systems will very likely make their way into our bodies

Overall Sustainability Score - 70 / 100

Score Breakdown

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

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

Cost (Score - 6/10) - Roughly 2X the cost of conventional microfiber alternatives

Packaging (Score - 8/10) -  Come rolled in a plastic sleeve

Effectiveness (Score - 7/10) - Generally effective for being nonslip and providing some cushion

Lifespan (Score - 7/10) - Likely roughly the same as traditional microfiber alternatives

Fun (Score - 9/10) - Aesthetically pleasing despite being thin

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Perfect non-slip and non-mildew material for a bath mat

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  Easily compostable

Recycling (Score - 5/10) - Cannot be recycled