Washing Up Sponges

Scrubbing up well doesn't have to leave a mark on the environment.

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Why Swap

  • Most regular washing up sponges are made from two layers of plastic that are laminated together
  • These sponges break down every time they're used, washing microplastic fibres down the drain. Plastic fibres this small can't be filtered or treated so they end up in the ocean and in the food chains
  • Plastics are derived from petrochemicals, creating demand for the fossil-fuel industry

The Alternatives

From natural sponges to coconut fibre, switching to one of our more eco-friendly washing up sponges can help reduce the impact of your kitchen sink.

Natural Washing Up Sponges

Sponges made from natural materials like coconut fibre or loofahs (a type of dried-out plant) are plastic free, which means they won't stick around for anywhere near as long as the plastic options. Many natural sponges can also be put in kerbside food waste bins to be industrially composted, or even composted at home, preventing them from going to landfill.


Industrially Compostable


Natural Brushes

There are plenty of brushes made with wood and natural bristles which are just as effective as the classic yellow and green sponge. Opting for a brush with a replaceable head provides an even lower impact alternative. That way all you have to do is replace the head while your trusty handle continues going strong.


Industrially Compostable