BuyGreen sells some green products I haven’t seen anywhere else, and some of the ones I wanted to take a look at were from the Twist range.
The Twist Dish Dumpling (on the left of the picture) is a piece of sponge covered in a rough agave wrapping. It’s dye-free and biodegradable, and you can clean it in the dishwasher (top rack) or sterilize it in the microwave or boiling water. It’s fairly rough on the surface so there is a possibility it may scratch some surfaces, but no more than a normal kitchen sponge.
The Twist Ravioli Scrubby is the best looking of all, very aptly named for it’s giant ravioli appearance. It’s made from hemp burlap with biodegradable sponge inside.
I don’t do much hand washing these days as the more water efficient dishwasher does most of the work, but a few pots and items have to be done each night and these both work great, you can’t tell the difference from using something else, except I’m guessing these will last longer than a cheap sponge and look a lot better too.
I also received some Sponge Blossoms, that are sponges that grow when you add water, like when you were a kid and you could “grow” your own toy by adding water. I haven’t had a chance to give them a go yet, but they look very interesting.