As a step to reduce my waste I planned to make a tawashi to replace artificial dishwashing sponges. I had a t-shirt not suitable to be donated, waiting to be upcycled, so I made t-shirt yarn out of it and started creating the tawashi.
During the yarn creation and the weaving process my hands and clothes got full of tiny bits of t-shirt "dust". Although I am ready with the final product, I am not really convinced it is a good idea using it. If the small bits and pieces keep coming off while I wash the dishes, all of them will get into the water stream.
What can I do to reduce the (micro)fibers detached from the tawashi? My first guess is that nothing, but I hope someone has a good idea.
What is better? To use it and throw it out at the end of its life cycle, or rather not use it at all, to avoid the small bits getting into the water system?