Our latest new EcoVibe product hit the (online) shelves earlier this week and we couldn’t be more excited! We know you’ll love them so we just wanted to let you know exactly what makes our Compostable Sponges so great!
1. They’re plastic-free
Conventional sponges are made from Mother Nature’s least favourite substance: oil-based, landfill-clogging plastic. Synthetic sponges can't be recycled or composted... EVER. So every time you throw one away, you may feel your house is cleaner but here's the dirty truth: your discarded sponges will be building up, taking up landfill space for around 52,000 years! Nightmare.
But here's the solution! Our cellulose sponges are made from natural wood fibres which are fully biodegradable after use (and can even be home composted), which means they'll break down to nothing, helping to save crucial landfill space. This twin pack of sponges come in a cardboard box which can be composted too or easily recycled. What’s more, as there’s no nasty plastic chemicals involved, the sponges and their packaging go through a much less toxic manufacturing process.
2. They’re super durable
Fed up with cheap thinner sponges which are labelled as ‘heavy-duty’ but actually aren’t? If a sponge is flimsy or weak, we’d need to buy them more often and use more resources. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve designed our sponges so that we can offer a product that you can feel confident in and use as few resources as possible. These sponges are ideal for washing the pots and cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the bathroom and other hard surfaces around the house.
3. They resist bacteria
Did you know that your innocent-looking dish sponge could actually be making you sick? The germs lurking in your kitchen could actually be making your sponge a huge shady nightclub for bacteria! While anti-bacterial sponges might seem like a good idea, they actually contain triclosan, a much researched and potentially harmful chemical used in hand soaps and pesticides. While it is an antifungal agent, triclosan has been found to be very harmful to marine life.
Since it’s made from organic materials, pure cellulose sponges like ours resist bacteria much better than your average plastic sponge. That risk of bacterial contamination is low as these sponges contain enzymes that prevent bacterial growth.
4. They’re super absorbent!
Our hardworking sponges are super springy and create a great lather, making every load of dishes or sweep of the surfaces faster and more effective. Not only will this save you time, but it'll reduce your need for things like paper towels too. It will also help reduce your paper towel use, which means you don’t need to use as many of our lovely Earth’s precious resources. On top of that, because they’re super springy, our sponges lather effectively, making every sweep to your plates faster and more efficient.
5. They’re made in the UK
The environmental impact of products shipped from overseas is much greater than that of items made in the UK, due to the increase in carbon dioxide generated in transport. By choosing a UK made product like these sponges, you're not only supporting UK business, you're also avoiding products which have racked up lots of CO2.