We’re upcycling textile waste to produce Chalkboard erasers – @Ecodesigns textile upcycled product of the Week

in upfundition •  3 months ago


The Chalkboard Eraser (Blackboard Duster) Problem

In most schools in Cameroon, pupils and students use their hands, a piece of cloth or piece of paper or toilet paper to clean the chalkboard (Blackboard).

This has been happening for decades and every time students are called up to clean the blackboard, they put on a moron face because cleaning the board makes their hands dirty and soils the uniforms with chalk dust. The pieces of cloth or paper they use to clean the board always makes their classroom dirty and every day, they have to search for a new piece of paper or fabric to use to clean the board.

Why are most schools not having Chalkboard Erasers?

The chalkboard eraser crisis may be common in all most all Nursery, Primary, Secondary and High Schools in Cameroon and It will be surprising for you to know that even in some universities, students use their palms or pieces of toilet tissue, fabric or paper to clean the chalkboard. Why? When we checked in the market, we realized chalkboard erasers are expensive and sometimes cost about $2 - $5 with most of them being imported. At this cost, it’s very difficult for schools or teachers to purchase chalkboard erasers.

The Ecodesigns Chalkboard Eraser Solution

At @ecodesigns, we are crafting simple, effective and cheap chalkboard erasers from textile waste. 100% made from textile waste, five (05) of our chalkboard erasers weigh 2Ibs and cost $1. These are very cheap and very environmentally friendly because we are repurposing textile waste which could have been burned or ended up in the landfill to make products that are facilitating education in our country.
One of our goals is to train students and pupils in schools on how to craft these chalkboard eraser so that we can rapidly solve the chalkboard eraser crisis in our community.

Mindful of the fact that for every 1 pound of textile waste spared from disposal, 3 – 4 pounds of greenhouse gases are saved from the environment; @ecodesigns is saving 6 -10 pounds of green house gases for every 5 blackboard dusters they make.


So far, @ecodesigns is producing 25 chalkboard erasers every week and we are ready to fight and win the war against textile waste pollution.

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It's a nice design! also looks washable which might be useful with all that chalk dust. I really like to read about the inventive solutions to textile waste. I'm curious what you will come up with next!


I forgot to make mention that the dusters are washable and thanks for pointing that out. There is a lot we are making from textile waste and every monday we post an eco-product and explain why we are producing it. Meanwhile stay tuned and enjoy our eco-dress of the week and lots of interesting posts from @ecodesigns. Thanks @samve!

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This is a wonderful initiative. Great work!

Great Job. I testify ecodesign is really helping to reduce land degradation. Why? Because we do collect textile waste from other tailors instead of through it in waterways and the environment