Packaging: 100% recycled unbleached kraft box, printed with soy ink.
End of life: When the coconut dish scrubber is no longer scrubbing your dirty dishes well, you can use it as a soap dish to put the soap block on. Simply bury it underground or put it in your home compost. If your council collects food waste for composting, you can also put the coconut scrubber in the food waste bin.
I really wanted to like these scrubbers but won't be buying them again. They work well as a scrubber, though (as someone else mentioned) they're so stiff when new they're difficult to use effectively and they took considerable time to soften. But then they began to shed and I now constantly find long strands of coconut fiber in my sink, narrow enough to sometimes go through the drain screen (not ideal in terms of potential clogs in old plumbing). But the deal breaker is that they don't hold on to cleaning agents and so I have to use much more dish soap and scouring powder, neither economically nor environmentally ideal.
I love these things! I'm so happy to replace the scrubbers that my husband buys with this compostable option. And I've found that they work well on non-stick. I'm very pleased with the product.
I was unhappy with the first couple of times I used the scrubber. It sheds like a front door mat and was almost as stiff as one! And then, it softens up and becomes much more user friendly. As stated, they do a good job of scrubbing off stuck on food. It's still shedding like a German Shepard, but it's not killing the oceans. So, with that in mind, I will continue to use them.
I am very impressed with these, although I have only had them for a week. I drink a lot of coffee and tea and have horrid stains on the insides of my mugs that these erase easily and beautifully. I also use them as a place holder for my sponges and they soak up some washing liquid that way and that is also very helpful. I consider them a win win.
They work great and can go directly in the compost after their life as a dish scrubber has come to an end.