Plantish's eco sponges are another great swap for your kitchen. These sponges feel and function like traditional sponges but are completely plant-based, plastic-free and compostable.
The white part is spongy and absorbent, made of wood pulp while the yellow-brown part is scrubby and helps soap become sudsy, made of loofah. Loofah has been used by different cultures for centuries before plastic was mass-produced. It replaces traditional plastic sponges in dishwashing and general household cleaning.
Zero Waste is no new concept, it has been around for generations manifesting in various ways in different societies. When Lydia Li, founder of Plantish, was a kid living in a small village, she witnessed how elders like her grandma lived a frugal and economically responsible life, without the use of plastic. Individuals in smaller villages turn to nature in searching for supplies to work with and lead more sustainable, low-waste lives because of it. She recalls the natural loofah sponge her grandma used for dishwashing and showering, which prompted her to research natural alternatives to the man-made loofah.
As she found that more people were also having difficulties finding zero waste products, she decided to create a platform to make plant-based products available to more and to pass down the wisdom that previous generations shared with her, and products that Plantish has experience with and stands behind.