We see “Designed to Last” a lot, but without knowing exactly what that means, we might be left with just an empty promise. And when it comes to protecting our planet, using the same product over and over again for years is one of the best things we can do.
Unfortunately, we also live in a world where products aren’t designed to last as long as they used to. Our culture has increasingly become one that uses the take-use-dispose model, where replacing an item is typically much easier than trying to maintain and preserve the products we already have.
At Full Circle Home, we’re all about responsibility—being responsible for ourselves, our planet, our resources, and our friends and family. This means that we personally strive to create products that fit into responsible lifestyles and use intentional design to make them last as long as possible.
There are a few ways we do that:
Instead of cheap, plastic-based ingredients, we use renewable and recycled/recyclable resources. These include plant cellulose, strong and sustainable bamboo, recycled plastic, and glass that’s 100% recyclable.
We’ve also experimented with some unique, plant-based materials. In addition to the usual suspects (cellulose, natural latex, and organic cotton), we’ve transformed some typical waste products into valuable materials. Walnut shells and coconut husks make great scrubbers, and tampico fibers are a perfect natural bristle.
First and foremost, we want our products to be long-lasting. If you take a look at most of our product descriptions, you’ll see tips for caring for your Full Circle Home product so that it lasts longer.
Then, because we’ve prioritized natural, plant-based materials, some of our products can be composted, while others can be fully recycled.
Even better, they’re designed to replace some of the most common single-use products in our homes: paper towels, flimsy plastic-based sponges, plastic soap and lotion dispensers, and ziplock bags—to name just a few.