It's a Wash
Pot Scrubbers and Cleaners Made from Sustainable Materials
Scouring your dishes with bacteria-filled sponges made from plastic polymers feels downright dirty. Polish your pans with cleaners crafted from sustainable materials instead:
Spaghetti Scrubber: Made from corncobs and peach pits, these pliable cleaners ($9 for 2), which resemble a bundle of cooked noodles, come in two textures. The Coarse blend is best for stainless-steel pots and pans; use the Gentle version for nonstick pans and dishes. Both reduce the need for detergent.
Full Circle Walnut Scrubber: You may go nuts for this plant-based cellulose sponge ($4) topped with an abrasive material made from walnut shells. These eco-friendly cleaners can lift stuck-on food, but won't scratch surfaces.
Twist Loofah Sponge: It's not what's in this dishwasher-safe scrubber ($5 for 2) that's notable; it's what's it doesn't contain. The loofah is free of dyes and plastics, while the plant-based sponge is compostable and 100 percent biodegradable.