The Kitchen Sponge. It seems innocent enough and you’ve gotta clean your dishes with something, right?
Here’s a quick run down of why I stopped using them years ago:
- It’s been scientifically proven to hold more germs than your toilet. Yep.
- They aren’t biodegradable so every one we’ve ever used is still sitting in landfills around the world.
- They are dangerous to aquatic life since they are made of synthetic fibers that pollute waterways.
Here’s what I use instead and why:
The Skoy is made from cotton and is long-lasting, easy-to-clean and will scrub off just about anything you need to. Throw it in the dishwasher to clean.
Making a quick, simple swap can make a big difference.
A general rule for regular, disposable Kitchen Sponges is to replace them once a week to keep germs at bay. If you are following that rule that's 52 sponges you're tossing each year or over 3,000 sponges in your lifetime.