The Benefits of Eco-friendly Microfiber
Do you feel like you’ve been cleaning ten times more often since the pandemic started? Perhaps you have invested in more chemicals to get the job done as well. How’s that supply closet looking? If it is anything like the rest of us, it is probably overflowing, loaded with chemicals, paper towels, disposable cloths, disposable pads, and disinfectant wipes. Have you thought about the impact all these chemicals and waste have on indoor air quality and the environment? Using too much paper and creating a lot of waste is not only bad for our trees, but also for our landfills, environment, and health. According to the Atlantic, the United States uses more paper towels than all of the other nations in the world combined!
You can eliminate chemicals from disrupting your indoor air quality and paper waste from landfills. It is easy to stop wasting and polluting by switching to reusable, eco-friendly, microfiber cloths from Xtek Clean! XTek Clean specializes in multiple types of microfiber cloths of different weaves and fiber combinations to clean and polish most hard surfaces with only water instead of harsh and unhealthy chemical cleaners. With a renewed focus on eco-friendly cleaning practices, microfiber cloths are a great addition to any home.
Microfiber vs. Cotton
When you are making the switch to reusable cleaning cloths, you have a choice of microfiber or cotton. But which one is more eco-friendly? Microfiber has many advantages, including the “static” it has and the number of fibers per square inch. Cotton does not have the “static” or the equivalent fibers per square inch; that is why cotton cloths need to supplement their cleaning ability with harsh and toxic chemicals to get anything clean. Studies show that microfiber towels don’t need the same chemical disinfectant to get results like cotton towels. Cleaning experts say, when compared side-by-side, microfiber is clearly superior to cotton.
What is XTek Clean’s Microfiber Made of?
Microfiber is a blend of polyester and polyamide, making it great for cleaning and super absorbent. Microfiber comes in many forms, but for the purposes of commercial cleaning or household cleaning, you want the weight of the fabric to accomplish the cleaning task at hand. We have repurposed millions of plastic bottles to make our cloths. XTek Clean’s household microfiber products are made from recycled microfiber yarn.
How To Use Microfiber
Is microfiber used in an eco-friendly way? The answer is an overwhelming “YES!” Microfiber is the most effective way to clean without using chemicals. In fact, microfiber can effectively clean with just water for a variety of cleaning tasks. Microfiber loosens dust, dirt, and debris from the surface and takes it off the surface without the use of chemicals. Using less chemicals equates to fewer plastic bottles and better air quality!
Microfiber is less waste. XTek Clean’s microfiber is strong and durable. Our microfiber cloths can be washed and reused hundreds of times before they lose their efficacy. They easily outlast and outperform sponges and cotton towels. Compared to a cotton towel, cotton towels can only be washed 20-30 times before they lose efficacy. Microfiber maintains its benefits and strength through hundreds of machine washes! Much longer than cotton and this reduces paper alternatives waste.
How to Dispose
Although microfiber is not biodegradable like cotton or paper towels, it can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. If you are concerned about the environment, then you don’t want to toss out microfiber in trash receptacles that will end up in a landfill. The best way to recycle microfiber is to send them directly to companies that repurpose them. Just look for your local textile recycling.
What About Microplastic Pollution?
There has been increased awareness on microplastic pollution from microfiber and XTek Clean cares. If you have not heard of this, microfibers can be released into our rivers and oceans after being washed through microscopic fibers from the cloth itself. Miscellaneous clothing items also contain synthetic fibers that can shed while being washed; this is a problem that scientists are working to better understand the effects. Washing and using microfiber can contribute, but they probably contribute less than everything else you wash. To minimize the potential for shedding, you can buy some microfiber trapping devices like the Cora Ball or the Guppyfriend Washing Bag and use those when you are washing any of your clothes.
Don’t be disheartened by microfiber’s potential environmental drawbacks of being non-biodegradable. There are a variety of environmental benefits to using microfiber that far outweigh the costs, making it the most eco-friendly cleaning tool. The eco-friendly benefits of XTek Clean’s microfiber cleaning cloths are:
- No pesticide sprays or synthetic fertilizers used during manufacturing
- Less water used in cleaning and manufacturing
- No deforestation
- Fewer chemicals used when cleaning
- Most durable and reusable
- Reduces landfill pollution
- Reduces indoor air pollution
As mentioned earlier, it is important to use microfiber that is high quality. XTek Clean specializes in multiple types of microfiber cloths of different weaves and fiber combinations to clean and polish most hard surfaces with only water instead of harsh and unhealthy chemical cleaners. We are constantly searching for the latest materials and technologies to provide our customer the latest, most advanced, efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly products available on the marketplace. Of course, if you have any questions or would like further details about our full line of XTek Clean luxury bath and facial cloths and cleaning solutions for your entire home, contact us!