Biodegradable Plastic-Free Cellulose Sponges 2 Pack - Plant Material
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Did you know that the average dish sponge is made with nylon and micro-plastics that seep into the water system? It gets worse. This micro-plastic never degrades and only ends up getting smaller, ending up in the eco-system and polluting the environment!
Natural sponges are nothing new. Heck, today's sponges are artificial copies of natural sponges found in the ocean. It is cheaper and easier to make them from un-natural materials and harvesting ocean sponges is not ethical for many of us or financially practical, to say the least.
No more! This amazing sponge is made from wood pulp or plant cellulose. It is 100% biodegradable and lasts as long as a store-bought sponge.
These reusable kitchen sponges can absorb 10x their own weight and they are the perfect environmentally friendly sponge for the eco-conscious consumer.
Use just like any other sponge! To disinfect, put in the dishwasher with the dishes or put the damp sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds.
When you are done using it, compost it or send it to the landfill to decompose naturally.
Approximately 4.25" by 3.25" and 1.25" thick
About the Yellow Dye:
From the manufacture:
Why is our sponge dyed yellow?
We decided to use coloring in our sponges because if we were to produce natural sponges, they would discolor and become brown (and not very nice to look at) very quickly. We worry that if sponges discolored easily, then people would be inclined to throw them out when they still have lots of life left in them!
What is it dyed with?
The dye is called YELLOW 3R and it is an FDA organic pigment yellow. It is safe to use, non-synthetic, vegan, and plastic-free. It may run yellow the first couple of times you use the sponge, but don't worry this will stop eventually. See below for more details on the pigment:
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Really like this thick and absorbent sponge. Has been great for cleaning dishes.
I love these sponges, if my plate is dirty it makes the dirt disappear like magic
first time purchasing a sponge without a scrubby side, but I'm still very pleased! they fit perfectly in my hand and if I need to scrub something tough, I use my other ZWO product, the handheld vegetable scrub brush! love it!!! so grateful that these are totally biodegradable and micro-plastic free! ZWO makes it so easy and accesible to make eco-thoughtful purchases!
I really like these sponges: thick, seem pretty durable, and can be composted.
I have tried multiple zero waste sponges and this is my favorite! It actually love how thick it is- it fills my hand and gives me a good grip, instead of being tiny like some reusable sponges I have tried. I have also been using it for a while and it has not started to flake or fall apart. I have a bad habit of letting my dishes sit, so my sponge has had to stand up to serious scrubbing of crusty pots, pans and dishes. I also really loved the eco-friendly packaging with personalized messages in it!
Would highly recommend
We love these compostable sponges! We were looking for a way to reduce our carbon footprint without losing the feel of a typical sponge, and these were the perfect fit. They do run yellow for the first couple uses from the dye, but otherwise I don’t have a single complaint about this product.