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Our Eco Friendly Sponges

Before launching our first product, we asked ourselves "how can we help reduce plastic waste while maintaining a small carbon footprint at the same time?". We quickly identified that every household uses kitchen sponges, and traditional kitchen sponges are full of micro plastics that wash into our waterways and take hundreds of years to decompose. Households also typically go through one kitchen sponge every two to six weeks, meaning there is a never ending stream of micro plastics entering our waterways and landfills.

After conducting lots of research and fact finding, we identified two natural, biodegradable and plastic free materials that enabled us to manufacture the perfect double sided sponge, offering customers an improved cleaning experience, but with a significantly reduced climate impact. These two magic ingredients are wood pulp cellulose and loofah fibre.

Wood Pulp Cellulose

The sponge side of our Eco Friendly Sponges are made of wood pulp cellulose which is a natural and biodegradable material. They are highly absorbent and are ideal for cleaning surfaces, counter tops, and dishes.

Eco Mates - Wood Pulp Cellulose Sponge

 

Loofah Fibre

The scourer side of our sponges are made of natural loofah fibre. Loofah fibre comes from the loofah plant which is a vine that belongs to the cucumber family. The material is ideal for cleaning, scrubbing and exfoliating as it consists of lots of fibres that are flexible yet strong. It is biodegradable and plastic free.

Eco Mates - Loofah Fibre Sponge

 

Manufacturing and Packaging

In addition to using natural materials in our sponges, we also avoid using any glues and instead stitch the two materials together. This results in a longer lasting, more durable sponge and no adverse impacts from using toxic glues.

Our packaging is also made of biodegradable kraft paper and is printed using natural inks.

The Perfect Recipe

The combination of absorbent wood pulp cellulose combined with strong loofah fibre, creates the perfect sponge while having no long last negative impacts on our lovely planet. In addition to this, we ensure to offset more carbon than we emit and also plant a tree for every purchase we receive. You can rest easy knowing that anything you buy from Eco Mates, will be a climate positive and carbon negative purchase.

Eco Mates - Eco Friendly Sponges, Biodegradable, Plastic Free, Zero Waste, Compostable, Climate Positive, Carbon Negative

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