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6 Best Eco-Friendly Mops: Sustainable Floor cleaning in 2023

Written by: Hendrik

Category: Zero Waste, Cleaning, Home


The best eco-friendly mop for your green home

Product Name




Price Range


Quick Loop

Wood and Steal

Minimalist Use Any Fabric



Cuban Mop


Minimalist use any fabric



Fuller Brush

Steel + Cotton

String Mop



Casabella Mop

Alloy Steel + Poly Sponge

Sponge Mop



Mighty Mop

Bamboo + Recycled Plastic

2 in 1



Bissel Powerfresh

Plastic + Metal

Steam Mop



Eco-friendly mops are a great starting point for those embarking on a zero waste lifestyle or simply aiming for more sustainable living. They become even more remarkable when paired with an eco-friendly floor cleaner, both combining to offer an environmentally conscious way to clean up those tough messes.

The primary feature distinguishing eco-friendly mops from traditional options is their commitment to sustainability. For instance, some mop handles are made using bamboo or wood instead of plastic.

Others have heads composed of cloths that can be washed and reused rather than discarded after use. Steam mops also fall under the eco-friendly category as they employ hot steam to sanitize floors without needing any toxic chemicals.

While considering switching to an eco-friendly mop, it’s crucial not to get swayed by the ‘mighty mop’ marketing gimmicks most brands use nowadays. The idea is to look beyond aesthetic appeal and focus on factors such as longevity, functionality, and ease of use.

Our last mop was a Vileda 1+2 spray mop, which broke after half a year of usage and I was unable to fix it as parts come made from cheap plastic and metal that rusted away. Hence, my search for a better mop.

One popular choice among environmentally conscious cleaners is the Cuban mop – simple yet effective; all you need is two sticks and scrap fabric for mopping. There’s also a rising trend of reusable mop pads now.

So say goodbye to one-time-use sponge mops that only add up non-biodegradable waste in landfills. So whether you’re chasing spills with your stainless steel bucket and mop sustainably crafted accessories or wiping off stubborn grime with your eco-friendly wet mop infused with non-toxic cleaning agents – remember every move counts towards creating cleaner homes and greener earth!

Which Mop should I choose?

1. Quick Loop Mop

Discover QUICK-LOOP, the patented eco-friendly mop that is transforming the way you clean. Crafted from oak and coiled steel, this dependable tool uses everyday fabric for extraordinary cleaning. Wet or dry, it tackles stubborn dirt on any surface with its unique spring design, even reaching high overhead areas effortlessly.

QUICK-LOOP isn’t just about delivering outstanding cleaning capability, it’s about protecting our environment too. By utilizing your own fabric it saves an estimated $144 annually and significantly reduces waste, making it a truly sustainable solution for your cleaning needs.

Say goodbye to disposable mops and hello to greener, cost-effective cleaning with the innovative QUICK-LOOP mop.

quick loop cuban mop


 Built from sturdy oak and steel, it’s designed to be a long-lasting cleaning tool.

Choose your own fabric

superfast replacement

Fits almost all broom handles

Price: $25

2. Cuban Mop

The Cuban mop is a simple and sustainable cleaning tool that eliminates common frustrations associated with conventional mops.

Its straightforward design, a ‘T’ formed by two sticks, is easy to handle and clean. It pairs with any old rag, which can be cleaned in the washing machine after use, making this one of the cheapest eco-friendly mops.

eco-friendly mop



Use any fabric


Easy to use

Price: $19.99

The Best Eco-Friendly String Mop

3. Fuller Brush Wet Mop

Discover the unmatched cleaning power of the Fuller Brush Cotton Wet Mop. Ideally suited for hard floors, including wood and tile – this mop cleans better and dries faster.

The high-absorbency cotton strands absorb up to 4 times their weight in water, ensuring a rapid and thorough clean. Built to last, this mop features a durable steel handle for simple and effective floor cleaning.

Make floor cleaning less of a chore and more of a success with Fuller Brush Cotton Wet Mop.



Superior cleaning efficiency

Super absorbent cotton

49″ long steel handle

Versatile design

Easy to store

Reliable and robust

Price: $44.99

The Best Eco-Friendly Sponge Mop

4. Casabella Mop

The Casabella Mop is our eco-friendly mop that uses a sponge rather than a cloth. Made from high-quality alloy steel, this strong mop smoothly removes dirt, bringing a new standard of cleanliness to your home.

The globally acclaimed Italian design provides a stylish cleaning tool and promises an enduring, rust-resistant mop that stands the test of time.

Tagged as the workhorse of mops, the absorbent cellulose sponge head that accompanies the Casabella Original mop ensures a thorough cleaning experience.

The heavy-duty lever integrated into its design allows maximum wringing, providing a handy, easy-to-use tool for your cleaning needs. Available in painted steel color, this mop speaks to durability and functionality in an elegant fashion



Easy to use Sponge Mop

Refillable sponges

High Quality Painted Alloy Steel

Only 10 Inches Wide

Sponge is made from polyurethane

Price: $35

The Best Eco-friendly Microfiber Mop

5. Might Mop

Elevate your home cleaning with the Mighty Cleaning Companion, crafted with sustainable bamboo and recycled plastic to ensure cleanliness and sustainability.

The Mighty Mop makes cleaning easy with its versatile design that transitions from a duster to a wet mop effortlessly. Plus, the replaceable mop head ensures longevity and promotes an eco-friendly approach.

It’s machine washable, meaning no more disposable mops piling up in your bin. Dive into a more hassle-free, guiltless cleaning experience.

mighty mlp


2 in 1 made of bamboo and recycled plastic

easy to use and replaceable mop heads

microfiber cloth best washed in a washingbag

Price: $ 29.99

The Best Eco-Friendly Steam Mop

6. The Bissel Powerfresh

This all-in-one tool is perfect for all sealed hard floors, including hardwood, ceramic, linoleum, granite, and marble. Enhanced with precision steam control, you can regulate the amount of steam to fit your cleaning needs.

Operating with a rapid heat-up system, this steam mop is ready to whisk away dirt and grime in seconds. The 3-in-1 design allows you to convert it into an extended-reach surface cleaner or a handheld steamer for versatile cleaning. It’s slim structure and swivel steering mean you can effortlessly maneuver into tight spaces and corners.

The BISSELL Powerfresh is equipped with 9 universal accessories to clean multiple surfaces in your home. From kitchen sinks, countertops, stove tops, and microwaves, to upholstery and eco-friendly children’s toys, the BISSELL Powerfresh has you covered.



Powerful Steam Mop And Cleaner in one

OnBoard Tool Kits

Price: $ 153.49

The rise of reusable mop pads

When it comes to eco-friendly mopping, reusable mop pads are a game-changer. Think of them as an eco-friendly Swiffer alternative.

No more tossing out single-use pads for your Swiffer Jet; instead, these pads can be washed and reused time and time again. They’re typically made of microfiber or other highly absorbent materials that do an excellent job at picking up dust and dirt.

Plus, they’re gentle enough to use on all types of flooring. But where reusable pads truly shine is in their sustainability.

Many of us are looking to cut down on waste in our homes; after all, a zero-waste home isn’t just good for the environment – it’s also friendlier on our wallets! That’s where these gems come into play in your waste-mopping routine.

They can be machine-washed after each use, so you don’t have to worry about constantly buying new ones.


Washable Mop Covers For Swiffer

Now, for those who can’t imagine life without their Swiffer Wet Jet, an eco-friendly wet mop replacement pad is made to replace the microfiber pad, specifically for these types of mops!

Instead of throwing away disposable pads after every clean-up session (hello, unnecessary waste), these reusable pads will let you capture every last one of those dirty footprints without feeling guilty about contributing towards landfill bulk.



Washable Mop Cover

100% cotton and can be reused by washing.

10 x 4.5 inch fits standard Swiffer


Price: $ 18.49

Probiotic Cleaner Concentrate By Etee

We always turn to Etee for their innovative selection of great cleaning products, from dishwasher concentrate to floor cleaner.



Washable Mop Cover

100% cotton and can be reused by washing.

10 x 4.5 inch fits standard Swiffer


Price: $ 18.49

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The Problem with Mops

Believe it or not, mop heads are just as integral to the green cleaning movement as the eco-friendly floor cleaners we use with them. The traditional mop head is often made from synthetic fabrics, which are far from eco-friendly. They often end up in landfills after a few uses, contributing to both unnecessary waste and the depletion of our planet’s limited resources.

But fret not because sustainable mops are here to help us mop sustainably.

One way to achieve this is by using mop heads made from sustainable materials, such as cotton or recycled microfiber. These materials are super absorbent and much more durable than their non-recycled counterparts, meaning you’ll get more usage out of them before they need replacing.

And when they do eventually wear out? Simply compost them or recycle them through programs that adhere to the Global Recycle Standard.

Alternatively, you can make your own mop heads. This DIY approach allows you to reuse old towels and rags that would otherwise be tossed away, adding another layer of sustainability to your zero-waste home mop routine.

More than that, though, since you’re using fabrics you already own and love, mopping will be free from any harsh chemicals found in typical store-bought mops. Then there’s hot steam – talk about revolutionizing how we view cleaning!

Steam mops emit hot steam onto your floors, which loosens dirt and grime without needing any cleaning solution at all. This method of floor cleaners completely does away with having to purchase bottles of floor cleaner made from fossil fuels or harmful chemicals – another win for zero waste mops!

Plus, nothing beats the feeling (and smell) of freshly steamed floors.

How to start your zero waste mop routine

Shifting to a more zero waste floor cleaner and mopping routine is an easy yet significant step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Imagine the amount of waste we could avoid if we all put down our disposable mops and plastic bottles of floor cleaner in favor of eco-friendly alternatives. There are many options available, from quick loop mops with reusable mop heads to heavy-duty steam mops designed for longevity and efficiency.

Moreover, adopting such practices is not as daunting as it may seem. It can be as simple as starting with a basic wooden mop handle and adding replacement wooden mop heads made from natural materials.

These heads can often be washed and reused for months, resulting in less waste and subsequent guilt about contributing to the world’s fossil fuel problem. Waste floor cleaner is another aspect that requires attention in our quest for sustainability.

Traditional cleaners come packed in single-use plastic containers which contribute significantly to environmental pollution. However, there are many DIY recipes available online that use basic household ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, or lemon juice that can be stored in refillable glass bottles.

Related: How To Clean With White Wine Vinegar

Trust me when I say that these homemade solutions are just as effective at cleaning your floors but without the harmful chemical residue or plastic waste left behind. If you’re keen on investing in more professional zero waste mopping equipment for cleaning floors, steam mops are a great choice.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are just replacing old plastic parts for eco friendly mop accessories or you are diving straight into a new zero waste mopping routine, I just wanted to remind you that every little bit you are doing is making an impact for the better.

Don’t strive for perfection rather take on little things and reward yourself for every little win. You can still find plastic packaging and other non-recyclable items in my house. It takes time and effort, but you are doing your part since you are here.

Next time you need to get a new bucket, don’t buy the cheap plastic bucket that doesn’t last get a nice steel bucket and pass it on to your grandchildren.

Oh, and to lighten you up a little more, make sure to subscribe to the Good Eco News Newsletter.

Until next time.

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Hendrik Kaiser

I've studied biology and lived for 3 years on an off-grid permaculture farm. I love kitesurfing and keeping my body healthy and fit. Hence, I care so much about keeping our environment clean and being as zero waste as possible. Being a zerowasteman is a superpower everyone has inside of themselves, and I want to teach you how you can unleash it.

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