The famous green kitchen sponge (and all the colour variants that we get today) consists of two separate layers of artificial polymers: the softer layer, which recreates the feel of a natural sponge, is usually made of polyurethane or a variant of foamed plastic polymers; while the thinner dark green layer, which serves as a scouring pad, is made of harder polyethylene mesh. They typically last around a month and ends up on landfill sites.
Most bath sponges are made of polyurethane or a variant of foamed plastic polymers.
Kitchen sponges contains more bacteria than any other place in your house (including your toilet). Research have shown that cleaning kitchen sponges are not effective, and the best thing to do is to replace the sponges on a weekly basis with a new one – quite an expensive activity.
For more information on the bacteria in sponges read this article.
Greenlight brings you the Safix range of scrub pads, made from coconut fibers and 100% bio-degradable:
- A standard size all-purpose scrub pad, that is non-scratching
- A large all-purpose scrub pad, also non-scratching
- A body care scrub pad to exfoliate knees, elbows and feet
- A soap rest pad, to drain your soap after use and stop your soap from becoming soft and soggy.