May 1, 2009

Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Products

Don't ask me why, because I have no idea... but I have a thing for cleaning and scouring sponges. I can't have too many, and it's rare that I can pass by them in the store without buying a pack... even though I have a stockpile at home. My husband has even been known to buy me sponge related paraphernalia as "gifts." A sponge on the end of a refillable soap wand, complete with replacement sponges, a special drying rack for dish sponges... you get the idea. Let's call it my "clean" little secret.

Couple my strange affinity for sponges with my love for mainstream companies legitimately going green, and you get my thrill over Scotch Brite's new Greener Clean line. I think I actually squealed with delight when I tried their Expanding Soft Sponge, which comes packaged as a thin sliver, and when you get it wet, it grows into a large sponge. It reminded me of those tiny capsules we had as kids that grew into sea animals in the tub...

Scotch-Brite's Greener Clean line is something to get excited about, even if you don't share my penchant for cleaning products. Made from natural (bamboo, cotton, corn) and recycled materials (plastic bottles), these sponges and scrubbers are designed to be long lasting, (some are machine washable), and reused time and again. Their packaging is also made from 80%-100% recycled content. I am also impressed that their price point is right in line with their un-green counterparts... so you don't have to make the decision whether you want to shell out more cash in order to be eco-friendly.

Here are the stats on the line:

Natural Fiber Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge/Scour Pad
Sponges made from 100% natural materials
Scrubbing fibers made from 50% natural agave
From daily dishes to stuck-on messes, it delivers scrubbing strength without scratching
Scrub Sponge $1.59 (1 count)
Scour Pad $4.19 (2 count)

Soap Loaded Scrubber
Pad fibers made from recycled plastic bottles
A standard 12oz. plastic bottle provides enough fibers to make approximately 6 scrubbers
Biodegradable and phosphorus free soap
100% recycled packaging
Great for use on pots, pans, grills
$2.37 (6 count)

Natural Bamboo Cloths
Made from 100% natural materials – rayon from bamboo (60%) Cotton (40%)
Bamboo is fast growing and renewable
Naturally soft and absorbent
Packaging made from 80% recycled content
Machine washable
Versatile around the house from dusting to cleaning countertops
$6.19 (2 count)

Made from 100% natural fibers - rayon from bamboo (82%), PLA from Corn (18%)
Naturally absorbent and washable
Use wet or dry
Great for dishes and countertops
Packaging is made from 80% recycled content
$3.50 (3 count)

Scotch-Brite™ Greener Clean Biodegradable Absorbent Sponge
Made from 100% natural materials
Reusable and long-lasting
A great alternative to paper towels - outlasts more than 30 rolls
$2.10 (2 count)
Scotch-Brite™ Greener Clean Biodegradable Expanding Soft Sponge
Made from 100% natural materials
Expands when wet
Reusable and long-lasting
Condensed format means less packaging, which equals less waste and less storage space before
$2.75 (3 count)

Scotch-Brite™ Greener Clean Biodegradable Absorbent Cloth
A great alternative to paper towels - outlasts 16 rolls
Wipes like a cloth; absorbs like a sponge
Washable and reusable
$2.50 (3 count)

The green qualities of these products speak for themselves... and it's a really easy eco upgrade to reach for these products on your next shopping excursion while stocking up on cleaning supplies. Or, if you're like me, you'll buy them even when you already have a full cupboard of them!


Kayla said...

These are so cool! I am definitely watching for them next time I am out shopping.

Have you seen the Trader Joe's sponges that expand when you wet them? I think they are made out of vegetable materials. Do you know if they are eco friendly? Maybe they biodegrade easily?

Petite Planet said...

Oh! I think I have seen those! I'll have a look next time I'm at TJ's. Thanks for the tip!

Gift of Green said...

Neato! I can't wait to try them!