Polypropylene, is considered is one of the safest plastics when it comes to storing food and using as bags or even fabrics.
As food is something that we eat on a daily basis and neglecting its storage will result in harmful bacteria and all sorts of viruses and fungus attacking our bodies.
Polypropylene is FDA approved plastic which have been used for delivering products like yogurt, cheese, milk and meat.
But, one common question people ask related to polypropylene is that can it be washed?
And in this post, this is exactly what we’re going to discuss along with what’s the right way to get it clean.
This post will focus on every product that’s made via the use of polypropylene so this guide will be true for every product made from polypropylene out there like:
- Mask Filters
- Clothes (Shirts & Pants)
- Shopping Bags
- Food Containers
- Rope etc.
Can Polypropylene Be Washed
Absolutely, you can wash polypropylene containers or fabric just like the regular ones. The way you wash your regular plastics under the sink, the same strategy is applied in washing the polypropylene plastic as well.
Just to be safe, here are a few strategies you need to implement before you clean your polypropylene:
Strategy #1: Normal Water
Make sure, the temperature of the water under which you want to wash your polypropylene plastic is indeed normal. If the temperature is on a hot side it can damage the properties of the polypropylene particles and thus making it weak overtime.
And if the water is cold in nature you’ll not be able to clean the container or your polypropylene fabric properly because of all the grease, oil, debris and dirt present inside.
Strategy #2: Antibacterial Soap
Washing with a good antibacterial soap will allow you to clean your polypropylene properly. If there’s any bacteria present from the leftover food or just a layer of the food grease, the antibacterial soap will remove it.
Strategy #3: Let It Dry Properly
Drying out after washing is necessary and should not be neglected. This simple practice helps a lot especially when we’re talking about polypropylene clothes and food containers. Because these are usually the ones which can worsen the condition when used wet.
Strategy #4: Bare Hand Wash
This might be obvious for some people but because a few people are habitual in washing with their gloves on, adding this point in the post was necessary.
The precision what you’ll be getting with your bare hands will not be possible with your gloves on ever.
So it’s recommended that you use bare hands when washing these products made out from polypropylene. And don’t worry polypropylene is very safe as already talked about earlier.
Wrapping It Up
So the final verdict? Sure, polypropylene can be washed and there’s no problem with it. In fact, you should be washing them on a regular basis as you would have with any other non-polypropylene product inside your home.