These sponges make a great alternative to traditional synthetic sponges. Durable, absorbent and compostable they are great on bathroom surfaces and kitchen countertops, as well as dishes and everyday spills.
Perfect for cleaning all around the house!
Looking After Your Sponge
We recommend keeping your sponge as dry as possible between uses. You can sterilise it by soaking for a few minutes in boiled water, or popping in the dishwasher with a drying cycle.
When it has come to end of it long and industrious life it can be chopped up and placed in your compost bin (but please bear in mind before putting into compost any chemicals, detergents, oil or paint etc. you used on the sponge - be mindful not to contaminate soil :).
Most common kitchen sponges are made from plastic and can’t be recycled or composted. They’re usually only used for a couple of weeks to clean the kitchen and kitchen appliances before they’re thrown away, where they’ll contribute to plastic pollution for hundreds of years before eventually breaking down into microplastics.
What’s more, mass-produced synthetic sponges are all made with petroleum, bleach, assorted sulphates and a whole slew of chemicals. Even after you throw old sponges away, the bacteria-killing triclosan they’re filled with negatively affects aquatic ecosystems, especially algae that other animals depend on.