Sustainable Sponges

Sponging up a mess, historically, first required deep-sea diving to cut out and remove stationary aquatic animals. When their over-harvested destruction was better understood, along came the inexpensive and ubiquitous plastic variety. 

Fortunately, there are natural, compostable alternatives

Plastic sponges hurt the very animals they were designed to replace: 

Clean sponges with soapy hot water, letting them fully dry preferably in the sun, to kill lingering germs. 


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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