A dustpan is a cleaning tool that is used in conjunction with a brush to collect and remove dust, dirt, and other debris from floors and surfaces.
In this blog, we will be sharing why a metal dustpan is the best choice for your home. Read along!
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What is a Dustpan Used For?
If the name didn't already give it away, a dustpan is primarily used to sweep up dust. They are an extremely handy household item, effective for cleaning what a vacuum or broom can't. We're talking about those little messes and hard-to-reach areas. For example, the top of shelves, window ledges, underneath tables, and behind bookcases, are all spaces that are hard to access with a vacuum cleaner.
But cleaning up dust is not where it stops. Despite its name, a dustpan can also be used for multiple purposes. One of our favourites is using it to tidy up the backyard. Sweeping up leaves and dirt with a broom is all well and good, but when you want to pop it in the bin or repopulate it to a different space, that's where having a dustpan comes in handy. Plus, things like spilled food or broken glass are not good for the vacuum, which is why you'll need a dustpan to clean up.
The good thing about dustpans and brushes is that they are easy to store. They're small and take up little space, making cleaning up time all the more tidy looking. So what kind of dustpan should you invest in? A metal one and we'll tell you why!
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Why Clean With A Metal Dustpan?
The question we should really be asking, is — why shouldn't you? Besides the most obvious reason, which is being plastic-free and better for the planet, we have put together some bullet points about why you should make the switch to a Metal Dustpan:
- You can reuse, upcycle or recycle at the end of its life
- Ethically Sourced, supporting artisans in India
- Long-lasting, designed to be passed on not thrown out
- More durable. Unlike plastic, which can bend or chip while being used.
- Recyclable Steel loses no quality during recycling and can be recycled endlessly
- Because You Care – to support a transparent and equitable supply chain
Pair Your Metal Dustpan With Eco Max's Dust Brush
The Eco Max Dust Brush is 100% natural, plastic-free, and features coconut fibre bristles with an FSC-certified rubberwood handle. The great thing about it being made with coconut fibres, is that it sweeps better than the dust brushes that use plastic fibres. Plastic fibres, have a habit of flicking around dirt, and if you're like us, you don't want to be stuck cleaning up more than what you need to.
Did we mention this brush is also biodegradable? That's right, this zero-waste brush will one day become dust itself — after it reaches the end of its long life. How ironic yet cool is that!
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