our commitment to a cleaner future

The first-ever Scrubba was created with a single goal in mind – to travel further for less, with less. 250,000 Scrubba's later we still have the same goal and we've continued to ask the question how can we simplify our journeys, making them easier, save money and reducing our footprints as we travel?

Who new it would turn out to have so many uses?

The first-ever Scrubba was created with a single goal in mind – to travel further for less and with less. 

250,000+ Scrubba bags later we still have the same goal and we've continued to ask the question how can we simplify our journeys, making them easier, save money and reducing our footprints as we travel? 

SAVING CARBON AND WATER

Since its launch in 2012 the original Scrubba wash bag has provided a convenient way for every type of traveller to pack less and clean their clothes anywhere (even in lockdown) in just minutes while saving millions of litres of water and tonnes of carbon.

CHARITY WATER

From the beginning we committed to giving back to the most important 'ingredient' – water. Over the years we've been able to help Charity Water with several projects helping bring clean water to those in dire need. To date, we have donated over $60k to clean water projects and disaster relief.


SAVING plastic & TRaveling lighter

Last year, as a first step to combat single-use plastic and to comply with airport security restrictions related to liquids, we launched our Scrubba travel tubes. While a relatively simple solution, the response to the tubes has been overwhelming. So many of you have written in telling us of your travel stories from being able to take your favourite sunscreen on vacation, to not having to waste those little hotel shampoo bottles when on holiday.

the last straw

We also launched another little product to help combat single-use plastic use and travel hygiene - the new Scrubba straws. Made from the same ultra-high food grade silicon they’re the last straw you’ll ever need.You’ll never need to worry about drinking from a random bottle or having to use single-use plastic straws on planes, airports, takeaway restaurants, or even at home, or cafes when you’re not travelling.

These little additions, of course, are great, but what give us, you and the world the greater benefit are the Scrubba wash bags themselves.

So, what makes Scrubba wash bags so special?

All Scrubba wash bags feature a patented washboard-in-a-bag design that allows a machine quality wash in just minutes while using minimal water and no electricity. Not to mention a raft of other key factors.
SURVEY SAYS...

A survey of 700 travellers showed that Scrubba wash bag users pack less and travel longer.  They love the convenience of being able to wash clothes anywhere - whether in a hotel room, the back country or in an RV.

 On average they use the Scrubba wash bag every 2-3 days while travelling with an average total of 40 washes per year.  With Laundromats in Europe charging up to 8 Euro (~USD8.80 or ~AUD13.37) per load and hotels $5-$10 per item, a Scrubba wash bag will quickly pay for itself.


The Scrubba & the environment

Scrubba wash bags are electricity free and use much less water than a washing machine.  Based on our survey results, a traveller using the Scrubba wash bag will save around 1000 litres (264 gal.) of water and 21kWh of electricity each year.

 In the back country, the Scrubba wash bag also allows grey water to be safely disposed away from water sources to prevent pollution.

What else is Scrubba by Calibre8 doing for the environment?

Long-lasting design - Scrubba wash bags are made from high quality nylon with a polyether TPU coating, making them lightweight but incredibly durable. All seams are high frequency welded to provide a permanent bond. The Scrubba wash bag is built to last.

Reusability and recyclability - We keep packaging to a minimum and use readily recyclable cardboard. For Australian orders, we have an option for no packaging, with the product shipped in a recyclable envelope. In the unlikely event of a backer puncturing their Scrubba wash bag, we have repair patches that we can send to get their bag working again and prevent landfill.

Sustainable materials - We use TPU in place of PVC, which has a much lower impact on the environment. Omitting dyes and bleaches from production of the fabric further lowers the environmental impact by reducing waste water and electricity usage.


Please get in touch!

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our commitment to a cleaner future please do hesitate to get in contact at into@thescrubba.com

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