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Eco Vibe - Compostable Sponges (Pack of 2)

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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!

  • Pack of 2 hygienic, durable, environmentally-friendly, reusable & fully biodegradable sponges.
  • Perfect for the kitchen, bathroom and all over the house.
  • Very absorbent - up to 10x their own dry weight! 
  • Low-impact packaging, plastic-free
  • Made from plant cellulose
  • Renewable and sustainable
  • Made in the UK

WHY SWAP

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.

But don’t worry, these cellulose sponges are a great alternative to chemical-filled plastic sponges! These sponges are made from wood fibres which are much more eco-friendly as they go through a less toxic manufacturing process and they are biodegradable too.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR SPONGE

  • 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. 

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 in that's been harvested for other purposes from a managed plantation in Germany.

How long do they last?

These sponges several months depending on how often or how vigorously they’re used. 

Size

Pack of two compostable sponges

Each sponge: 120 (l) x 80 (w) x 25 (h) mm