Since the day when I came into planet Earth till the time I emigrated to Singapore, the family had relied on 2 types of totally “green” tools for keeping the home clean.
The Straw Broom was used to sweep the floor, remove dust, sand particles and little pieces of junk that had been accidentally dropped on the floor.
The other was the Penyapu Lidi – mainly used to sweep dead leaves away in the fenced compound around the house. Also deployed in the kitchen for clearing away water after washing.
Have not used either type for the last 20 years, ever since they were deemed “sapu-non- grata” in face of the vacuum cleaner. Haiz….my contribution to global warming.