Here's where the "earth friendly" part comes in: Strainee is made from 100% corn starch, which is biodegradable in five to six months, according to the company, or even faster "if birds, squirrels, or rabbits eat Strainee after disposal." We haven't had enough time to observe this first hand, but we imagine it would degrade fairly easily in a compost bin or backyard as it does not contain any plastic fillers like many other corn starch products.
Still, we can't help feeling that this is an unnecessary product. We'd rather deal with the minor disgust of cleaning our metal strainers than purchase an "eco-friendly" product that still take resources to grow, manufacture, package, and ship. But what do you think? Is Strainee just another example of greenwashing, or is it the answer to your housekeeping prayers?
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