11. $aving On: The Humble Kitchen Sponge

TLDL?: Stop buying sponges, buy something more durable like cleaning cloths.

Show Notes

I was spending $20 USD a year roughly on cleaning sponges, I also didn’t like throwing them away. I looked for an alternative, at the moment its the microfibre cleaning cloth to clean my dishes and kitchen worktops with.

Show Links



Coconut cleaning cloths

Are Microfibre Towels Really Better For the Environment?

Eco alternatives for inspiration

Zerowaste is on Twitter.

6. Zerowasting: Häagen-Dazs

TLDL?: I make the point that we need to be mindful of what we eat and we can still eat our treats in more environmentally friendly ways.


  1. Eat your ice-cream from a restaurant in your own bowl if they don’t provide one. Also ask for a discount just incase they see the benefit of you using your own utensils.

  2. Eat an ice-cream with an ice-cream cone from an ice-cream van. Where is the waste?

Show Notes

Experimental for me, I podcast on location in a 711 with some wireless headphones as a spur of the moment thing. I share my last ice-cream, which came from a packet, with you, to make the point there are cleverer ways to eat what you want without creating waste.


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