It may be hard to imagine but there is a silver lining in the global coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing right now. Heck, there may be several silver linings, in fact.
For example, as human beings are forced to stay home, nature gets a chance to breathe and perhaps even rejuvenate in the absence of us trampling all over it everywhere, everyday, every minute. The quarantine at home also gives us a chance to spend more time with our loved ones, slow down, and yes, catch up on Netflix!
But perhaps the most important things that Covid19 has made us realise are the importance of cleanliness, personal hygiene, and taking care of the environment. I bet that many of us have come to be more aware of touching surfaces in public areas, for example. Railings, poles, table-tops, chairs, cutlery, door knobs, and so on.
And this is where Final Wipe comes in.
As the name suggests, it is a reusable sanitizing wipe, one which could replace your use of tissue paper (which is bad for the environment, all those trees cut down!).
“Clean and sanitize whether you’re at home or on-the-go with our practical, sustainable solution to disposable paper products and wipes,” the makers say, in their fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
The people behind the idea are also the same people behind Final Straw, the reusable, collapsible, self-assembling alternative to the environmentally unfriendly single-use plastic straws. That campaign was a huge success on Kickstarter.
Final Wipe is the follow-up to that, and is targeted to achieve the same goal – stop people from unnecessarily using earth’s limited resources – and also to ride on the awareness of cleanliness from the current virus outbreak.
So, what is Final Wipe?
It is actually a system, comprising two parts – one, a piece of cloth; and two, CleanTab, a dissolvable tablet which provides the sanitizing element. Dissolve the tablet in water, soak the cloth in it, and voila! You have a reusable, washing machine-friendly sanitizing piece of cloth.
It comes in different sizes and even a travel pack (which unfortunately not many of us are able to do under current circumstances).
We will let the campaign explain how it works (see below), but first, the video:
Stay home, wash your hands often, stay safe, everyone!