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7 Reasons to Try Microfiber Made from Recycled Plastic


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7 Reasons to Try Microfiber Made from Recycled Plastic

Mopping Up the Problem of Plastic

Updated from a previous blog.

From shoes to travel bags, skateboards to sunglasses, all kinds of useful things are now being created from recycled plastic. And that’s good, especially considering how big the problem of plastic pollution is. But exactly what kind of plastic is used to create these products? And how much good does it really do to purchase them?

What Kind of Plastic Is That?

According to RecycleYourPlastics.org, specific types of plastic are used to create certain kinds of items. For example:

Plastic BagsPlastic wraps and bags are used to create playground equipment, park benches, decking and fencing—even new plastic bags. But if you still use plastic bags to carry items home from the store, you should know that curbside recycling programs are not the best way to recycle them. Instead, many retailers are now offering to recycle these bags, so they don’t end up in the landfill. Still, your best bet is to bring your own reusable bag and avoid plastic altogether.

Plastic Cleaning BottlesMilk jugs, laundry detergent and shampoo bottles are made of a strong and lightweight plastic known as HDPE, or #2-coded plastic. These kinds of containers can be recycled into plastic lumber, picnic tables, playground equipment, recycling bins and new bottles and containers. This type of plastic is one of the two most recycled plastics and is easily handled by most curbside programs.

Plastic Drink BottlesPlastic beverage bottles are made from a thinner type of plastic known as PET, or #1-coded plastic, and are also easily recycled. These types of bottles are turned into carpeting; fabric for t-shirts, sweaters and fleece jackets; insulating material for jackets and sleeping bags; more bottles…

…and microfiber!

A New Spin on Microfiber

Recycle Plastics

Norwex was the first company to offer microfiber made from recycled PET plastic bottles to help solve a decades-old problem—plastic pollution.

Norwex’s latest microfiber innovations include products made from up to 70% recycled microfiber yarn. Now Norwex Customers are literally helping to clean up the world as they also reduce chemicals in their homes and create safer havens for themselves and their families.

What makes this cutting-edge microfiber so appealing?

  1. It’s a more sustainable option. Customers can choose reusable, washable microfiber napkins made using recycled plastic over single-use paper towels or cloth napkins made from virgin materials.
  2. It’s Earth-friendly—each Norwex Napkin is made from 50% recycled microfiber yarn, and each set of four contains the equivalent of five 500 ml recycled plastic bottles.
  3. People can help clean up the world as they reduce chemicals on their floors, where children and pets play. The extremely durable Mop Pads are made from up to 70% recycled microfiber yarn. And because these pads are used with only water—no harsh cleaning chemicals required—families stay safer as chemicals are eliminated.
  4. An antibacterial agent is woven into many of the new microfiber products—and each also comes with the company’s standard two-year microfiber warranty.
  5. The Wet Mop Pad also has the proven ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface with only water when following the proper care and use instructions.
  6. And now a colorful set of microfiber Counter Cloths made from 50% recycled microfiber yarn offers a much more sustainable option for replacing wasteful, single-use paper towels.
  7. Best of all, as more and more people rely on products made from recycled microfiber yarn, large amounts of single-use plastic are being kept out of the landfills and oceans of the world!

Did You

  • Currently only around 27% of plastic bottles are recycled.
  • 5 trillion plastic bags are used every year, and fewer than 1% are recycled.
  • Always rinse plastic before recycling it to keep mold, insects and scavenging animals away.
  • Over 51,000 trees are cut down daily to support North America’s paper towel habit.
comment_2Have you tried microfiber products made from recycled plastic? Please share your experiences with our readers below.

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sue null
sue null
2 years ago

I’ve been considering becoming a consultant and reading information like this reinforces my decision to find out more!

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2 years ago
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Thanks for your comment, Sue! We hope you will like what you discover!

Kris Hebert
Kris Hebert
10 months ago
Reply to  sue null

I became a consultant to change my house initially now its about spreading the word and the products are amazing you wont regret it!

Kim Metzger
Kim Metzger
2 years ago

I cannot find any difference between the recycled plastic items and the ‘virgin’ plastic ones. (There’s an oxymoron for you!)
They feel and function the same. Why wouldn’t you choose the recycled one?

Tanya Aoyagi
Tanya Aoyagi
2 years ago
Reply to  Kim Metzger

For me, it was the sustainability factor! I love that they function the same but are made from recycled material! Each little change makes a difference, and I want to support that.

Tonya
Tonya
2 years ago

Are all the Norwex microfiber cloths made from plastic?

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2 years ago
Reply to  Tonya

Tonya, thank you for your inquiry about Norwex products. Norwex Movement is a separate division of Norwex that exists to help people create safer havens in their homes by raising awareness about planetary issues that affect us all. Our policy is to direct all Norwex-specific inquiries to Customer Care. In the U.S., please contact 1-866-450-7499. In Canada, please contact 1-877-766-7939. In Australia, the number to call for product inquiries/clarification is: 07 3204 9444.

Aleisha Trinaistich
Aleisha Trinaistich
2 years ago

This just reinforces what a great decision i made in joining this company!

Sandy Swift
Sandy Swift
2 years ago

I love our products made with recycled plastic. The napkins are gorgeous and you would not realise that they have plastic in them. I also love the counter cloths and the mop pads that contain recycled plastic. They clean up everything beautifully with just water. Try them you will love them.

Brenda Castle
Brenda Castle
2 years ago

I have not tried yet but am planning on doing so I am a new consultant as of August.

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2 years ago
Reply to  Brenda Castle

Brenda, welcome to the Norwex Family! We’re glad you’re here—and thanks for joining Norwex Movement, where every small, conscious choice makes a difference!

Laura
Laura
2 years ago

Wow I love this! I’m trying to be more conscious about waste. I bring my own bags to shop and I have a reusable water bottle. I just got some reusable straws from Norwex and love them! I plan on getting the napkins next.
Its companies like you that will help turn this world around. I cant wait for my party at the end of the month… my list just got bigger

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

Do the fibers from these recycled items still get back into our water system when washed?

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2 years ago
Reply to  Linda

Linda, thank you for your inquiry about Norwex products. Norwex Movement is a separate division of Norwex that exists to help people create safer havens in their homes by raising awareness about planetary issues that affect us all. Our policy is to direct all Norwex-specific inquiries to Customer Care.

In the U.S., please contact 1-866-450-7499. In Canada, please contact 1-877-766-7939. In Australia, the number to call for product inquiries/clarification is: 07 3204 9444.

Dena Trone
Dena Trone
3 months ago

Dena Trone
This reinforces the reason I became a consultant. Thank you Norwex for all you do to help out.