Looking for a good eco sponge? This Eco Sponge by the Canadian brand Plantish is a great swap for your kitchen.
This sponge feels and functions like a traditional sponge but is completely plant-based, plastic-free and compostable. The white part is spongy and absorbent, made of wood pulp while the yellow-brown part is scrubby and helps soap become sudsy, made of loofah.
Loofah has been used by different cultures for centuries before plastic was mass-produced. It replaces traditional plastic sponges in dishwashing and general household cleaning.
durable: tough for stubborn dirt and safe to use on non-stick cookware, copper and stainless steel, glassware and much more
non-scratch: being non-scratch, they won't leave any scratches or marks on your dishes, pans, kitchen counters, windows etc.
eco-friendly:100% compostable and biodegradable
quick-drying: no bad smell
- soak the sponge in water
- use as a regular normal sponge
- dry completely between uses
- boil in water to kill bacteria
- avoid soaking in water
- place away from high heat or flames
- cut in small pieces, then place in the green bin to compost or directly compost in the backyard
- loofah can also be used like coconut fibre in the garden, excellent at water retention, growing seedlings, creating a potting mix, pest resistance, and use as bedding in worm bins
Why Eco Sponges?
- according to several research institutes, experts recommend changing kitchen sponges once a week due to the exposure to hundreds of different types of bacteria, which is problematic because plastic kitchen sponges and scouring pads aren't easy to break down; it takes hundreds of years to do so
- traditional sponges sheds microplastics, which can't be filtered out by water treatment plants. they make their way into our water cycle, which can end up in our rivers, oceans and drinking water
- its versatility is great for washing and scrubbing all sorts of surfaces, even outside the kitchen
- the softer side is suitable for cleaning low maintenance items such as utensils, bowls, plates, walls, windows
- its abrasive side is suitable for scrubbing stubborn dirt and cleaning sinks or baths