Did you know that kitchen sponges (like the yellow and green favourites) are, in fact, made of plastic? Not only do they release microplastics every time you use them, but they also do not decompose and have a very short life in our kitchens (but live a lot longer in landfill).
That's where these magical unsponges come in - they're handmade from natural antimicrobial bamboo and, unlike most other unsponges, they are filled with fabric scraps giving them the 'spongy' effectiveness you need for sparkling dishes. The best part is that these are washable, so can be reused over and over again. This Nelly unsponge has a hessian backing, giving it that extra scrubbiness for cleaning pans or surfaces.
- 100% plastic free, reusable, washable and biodegradable (just cut up and pop in the compost when your unsponge reaches the end of its life)
- Filled with bamboo offcuts and cotton muslin for an absorbent, antibacterial core - yay for long-lasting suds!
- Not just for washing up - these are also perfect for cleaning bathrooms and surfaces
- Handmade in Beverley, Yorkshire
Why not pair with our dish washing block for a complete plastic free washing up experience?
Scrubby Unsponge | Nelly
I was horrified when I found out how much plastic is in washing up sponges (and dreaded to think how many I'd been through in my life which are now sitting in landfill). Sara from Jack and Fred makes beautiful home accessories which focus on being as eco friendly as possible - not only do her products look great, but they are so effective, can be used over and over again and leave no trace when they come to the end of their lives.