These durable, absorbent and compostable sponges make a great alternative to traditional synthetic sponges which are made of petrochemicals. These sponges are great on bathroom surfaces and kitchen countertops, as well as dishes and everyday spills, so they’re absolutely perfect for cleaning all around the house.
Each sponge can absorb and retain up to 10 times its own weight in water and can last through many tough cleaning jobs! They’re hygienic, durable, environmentally-friendly, reusable and fully biodegradable, made from 100% cellulose which is natural wood fibre. That means these wonderful sponges are 100% plastic-free - no microplastics!
To help keep your cellulose sponge free of nasty bacteria, keep it as dry as possible between uses. You can sterilize them by soaking for a few minutes in boiled water, microwave heating damp sponges or pop in the dishwasher with a drying cycle.
Compostable Sponges (2 Pack)
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 nasty 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.
These sponges are made from wood fibres which are much more eco-friendly as they go through a less toxic manufacturing process and they biodegrade in landfills.
Although slightly pricier than the common sponges, they can be cleaned as frequently as you want, to keep them going for as long as possible.
I absolutely LOVE these sponges. I have one set as a kitchen cleaning sponge and one as a bathroom sponge. Both have been in use now for a couple of months and are still going strong. I tend to put it in the dishwasher but sometimes have disinfected in boiling water.
They clean beautifully and I find are a decent size. If you prefer a smaller sponge, you could always cut them down into 4 smaller sponges which will keep you going for even longer.
I would recommend these to anyone looking for an easy swap, as I find they work exactly the same as the normal kitchen sponges.
My rating: 10/10