I think this is a post that many of you will feel the same way about.
We all have something in our lives that I call an “eco-sin.” It’s basically something you know isn’t the greenest choice, but you still purchase or do this thing because it’s just something you HAVE to have or HAVE to do. For some, it might be driving an SUV because you have a large family you need to transport around. For me, it’s my unwillingness to give up my Brillo sponges.
I like Brillo sponges for one reason only: it has a scrubby side. I NEED the scrubby side to get rid of baked on messes on dishes and pans and to wipe down countertops and scummy surfaces all over the house. My theory is this: if you don’t use harmful cleaning products to clean with, what’s wrong with using just one petro-based, non-biodegradable sponge?
The greenest choice for sponges has always been cellulose sponges, which are made from cellulosic fiber and are biodegradable. They are pretty easy to find, but are without the scrubby side. So, here to the rescue is an eco sponge that is 100% biodegradable from Twist. It’s cellulosic sponge on one side, and LOOFAH (genius!) on the other side. So you can scrub away and not feel guilty at the same time.
I found these sponges at Food Network star Tyler Florence’s shop in Mill Valley, CA (read about his store tomorrow), but you can also find them near you by visiting twistclean.com