Compostable Sponges (Pack of 2)
These durable, absorbent and compostable sponges make a great alternative to traditional synthetic sponges which are made of petrochemicals. They're 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 and plastic-free.
Conventional sponges are plastic-based, using petrochemicals and quickly break down during use. As they break down, they emit thousands of plastic particles, contributing to micro-plastic pollution, that goes down the drain and makes its way into our water supply. We then drink the water and eat the fish, unknowing ingesting plastic as we do .....gross! These cloths do not emit any micro-plastic pollution. Win!
ALL THE BEST BITS
- Made in the UK
- 100% compostable plant cellulose fibre
- Recyclable cardboard packaging
- Size: Each sponge 120 (l) x 80 (w) x 25 (h) mm
- Pack size: 2
LOVE AND CARE
Keep as dry as possible between uses. Sterilize them by soaking for a few minutes in boiled water, microwave heating damp sponges or pop in the dishwasher with a drying cycle.
How long will they take to compost?
They're made of wood pulp and will break down in much the same way as a twig. It depends on the individual heap, but they could break down in around 3 months in a well-maintained heap.
Where does the wood these sponges are made of come from?
These sponges are made from wood pulp from redundant wood that's been harvested for other purposes from a managed plantation in Germany.
How long do they last?
These sponges will last for several months depending on how often or how vigorously they are used.
Cellulose is a naturally occurring fibre in wood that is extracted by grinding the wood into a "wood pulp" It is the main substance in the walls of plant cells, helping plants to remain stiff and upright, so works as a stiffener for cloths and sponges.