We all loved those mini just add water sponges that came in capsules and popped up into dinosaur shapes when we were kids. Now you can have the fun all over again as an adult who has dishes to wash and kitchens to clean!
As eco cleaning and eco-friendly junk removal increases in popularity, new fun and useful trends keep popping up in the market to help you keep cleaning in innovative earth friendly ways. One of the newest eco-friendly trends to hit the shelves is the fantastic pop-up sponge.
These eco sponges are earth friendly in several ways. For one, they are made from natural products and are biodegradable. Because of their incredibly compact size, there is considerably much less packaging required to bundle them together for sale. Because more sponges can fit together in a shipment, a larger quantity can go on fewer trucks, planes, ships, etc. Plus these sponges are very durable and will last a long time so you will go through fewer of them.
These are some of the top picks of these awesome pop-up sponges. Get your hands on a stack of them and try them out for yourself:
- Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s sells a pack of pop-up sponges made from natural vegetable cellulose. It comes in a small pack that amazingly holds 12 sponges. They are 100% biodegradable, but make sure you rinse the soap out before you throw them in the rubbish bin unless you are also using them with 100% biodegradable dish soap (even better!). The sponges from Trader Joe’s get good reviews for being absorbent, sturdy, and lathering well. They are also well-appreciated by their users for not getting food bits stuck in the holes and crevices, as well as for not getting a mildew smell over time.
- Twist Sponge Blossoms
The Twist Sponge Blossoms come in a fun bundle of four sponges connected by a little rope threaded through a hole so the four sponges rather resemble dog tags. Perhaps a fun gift for a service member or a military wife, husband, mom or dad!
- Caldrea French Pop-Up Sponges
Caldrea French Pop-Up Sponges are made from natural cellulose and cotton. Some people like to use Caldrea’s pop-up sponges as a complement to their Caldrea Dish Soap Liquid. They are durable and very absorbent. Great to use on your many pots and pans after a big dinner party. These are especially popular with people because they don’t stiffen and shred or crumble, even after lots of use. They are also very thin and easy to store.
A perennial favorite, these very absorbent pop-up sponges found at Williams-Sonoma have been a popular product with customers since Chuck Williams discovered them while traveling in Europe. Customers like the selection of the small size which is a good fit for a hand and easy to squeeze out with just one hand, as well as the oversized bigger ones that some say clean even better than normal sizes. Dedicated fans swear by them and have turned many others into addicts by giving them as gifts for years.