This fantastic Plastic Free Squeezable UnSponge is a great alternative to the traditional Kitchen or Bathroom Cleaning Sponge
This brand new and updated UnSponge Squeeze is made with a cotton print top, brushed cotton base and new cellulose core which brings a whole host of wonderful new features:
- Easy foaming
- Quick drying
Caring for you Squeeze sponge
To keep your sponge fresh and ready for use always wring it out after use – it can hold up to 10x its own weight in water so it needs a good squeeze!
As your sponge is made from 100% natural materials you can wash it with your towels or freshen it in your regular wash – every 4-5 days will keep it in tip-top condition. You can also sterilise it with a quick blast in a microwave or run it through the dishwasher.
When your sponge reaches the end of its useful life it can be cut up and composted or posted in a rag bank for recycling.
Good to Know:
- Handmade in UK by Rowen Stillwater
- Available in Single or Double pack
- Average life is 4 months, 3 with heavy use
- 100% compostable
- Plastic Free
- Size: Each sponge is approximately 12cm x 7cm.
More about Cellulose
The core of our UnSponge Squeeze range is eco-friendly cellulose. It’s made from a blend of wood pulp, cotton and flax and is completely biodegradable in the environment.
How are they made?
The plant fibres are softened and blended to create a paste which is mixed with salt crystals. The resulting mixture is then cooked causing the crystals to melt and leave behind the ‘pores’ which give the sponge its absorbency. The blocks are then cut to size – ready to be made into our UnSponge squeezes.
What about waste?
When trying to find a way to create a zero waste sponge that would meet the needs of our customers (increased flexibility, absorbency and fast drying) we were very conscious of the manufacturing processes behind the materials.
The manufacturing of cellulose is very conservative, producing no harmful by-products and, importantly, very little waste. Any pieces of sponge that are cut off or damaged in the trimming process are ground up and added back into the fibre mixer to create new sponges so nothing is thrown away.
Why not sea sponges?
You may already know (and I have to say I didn’t!) sea sponges are the skeletons of basic sea animals which are killed by sun bleaching. As a vegan company that alone makes sea sponges are a solid ‘no’ from us.