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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sponge Hunt

I’m on the hunt for bath sponges—not loofahs. I want one that’s hand sized, reusable, recyclable, preferably mesh (so easy to clean/rinse out) and made from recycled materials. This should be easy, right?
 
Tiny Yellow Bungalow, plants a tree for every order placed. How fucking awesome and right up my alley is that? Very and totally, mes amis!

I found the Konjac Sponge . The only issues I have, not addressed in the product description, are:

  • How big/small is this baby? Give the dimensions.
  • What’s the recommendation on repeat usage? Is it good for two, three, four or more showers? Give me a ball park. At $8.99 per sponge, I’m not inclined to buy if it can only be used a couple times. I’m not exactly fabricated from spondulix.

There’s also the Biodegradable Soap Pouch.

The soap bar in combination with the soap bag will create the perfect lather, while the textured surface will peel away any skin scales and will let your skin shine. Yep, that’s right. This pouch is wonderful for exfoliating your skin. Just hang it to dry after use in your shower!
Sounds like a must try and, at $5.99, a better fit for me and my tiny wallet than the Konjac.

Word of warning—the website is, at first, user friendly but it’s exceedingly slow (not my connection) and the check out process is confusing—not exactly user friendly.

My next find is the Ecotools Ecopouf.

  • Clean Beauty, Clean Planet™
  • Best When Gentle Cleansing
  • 100% Recycled Netting
  • Vegan
  • PETA Cruelty Free
  • Gentle Exfoliation

Looks like a good product and just what I was looking for, but they don’t mention whether, post use, it can be recycled. The other issue is that I can’t buy direct from the company. The only options are Amazon (NO thank you), iHerb (which requires all kinds of make-an-account info) and Mercato (a company I know nothing about—need to research before I buy). So, I’ll put my purchase off for awhile.


Next product is Cleanlogic. From their mission statement:

All products in our sustainable line are free from dyes, cut and sewn with Certified Organic Cotton and recycled polyester, and use soy based foam.  The packaging is made with 100% tree free paper and soy based ink.
 

At Cleanlogic we believe in doing the right thing, and that means taking care of more than just your skin. We believe taking care of the environment is critical for a greener and “nice and clean” world.  That’s why we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and developing sustainable products and packaging alternatives.

So, I don’t know whether the product is recyclable after it's used up but, otherwise. it's what I was looking for.

One other bit, while I can buy directly from the company, (like Tiny Yellow Bungalow) the website has some skanky tiny print. Without intending to, I clicked that I wanted one of the items to be on repeat order. That is, Cleanlogic would auto refill my order in a couple months when, presumably, my bath sponges wore out. You know, like the drugstore does when my meds need to be refilled. Sweet idea but I don’t know if I want to commit to this product.

It took me a hell of a long time to find the unsubscribe button and I’m still not sure I got it right.

Very sneaky. While I like their prices, between not noting whether the sponges are recyclable post use and making order refilling practically unavoidable, I’m disinclined to order from them again.

2 comments:

  1. I am sure you can toss used sponges in a Textile Recycling bin. Put it all in the bin and let the professionals sort it for re-use. I googled: MA textile recycling Lots of good info on this site. :-)

    https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-textile-recovery

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