Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge
Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge
Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge
Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge
Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge
Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge

Knitty Gritty by Chiara

Compostable Abaca Fiber Dish Sponge


ABACA DISHWASHING SCRUBBIE
Handmade + all natural + 100% compostable 

A conventional dish sponge is usually made of two layers of polymers. The softer layer is made of polyurethane (or some other foamed plastic polymers), while the thinner dark green layer is made of a harder polyethylene mesh. These are all petroleum-based materials that trickle down drainages— leaching microplastics out into waterways whenever you do the dishes. 
Kitchen sponges are one of the most disposable cleaning tools in the household. They are usually replaced once every two to five weeks. Since non-biodegradable oil-based sponges are neither recyclable, nor compostable, they are a common landfill pollutant.
Explore biodegradable cleaning tools such as this locally-made sponge we carry by Knitty Gritty by Chiara. The abaca-fiber dish scrubbie is a hand-knitted, purely compostable alternative to plastic kitchen sponges. With a pocket to fit the hand in, the abaca sponge is not just environment-conscious in make, but also ergonomic in design. It won't lather as nicely as a plastic kitchen sponge would, but will clean your dishes just as well. Bubbles are just overrated pockets of air anyway.
One order is inclusive of one compostable abaca dish sponge. Please select a variant/style below.

 

The abaca-fiber dish sponge is a compostable alternative to plastic kitchen sponges. Hand-knittted by animal rescuers in Laguna, the sponge lasts anywhere between 3 and 5 months (depending on use), and can be composted in any home composting system. Abaca, a locally grown renewable resource, also absorbs more carbon dioxide than its emissions, and completely biodegrades in a short amount of time.

PS: The "pocket" variant of this item can also be used as a soap saver/body scrub. 

We accept payments through the following gateways:
- PayPal
- G Cash
- Bank of the Philippine Islands 
- Security Bank

You will be provided payment options and instructions during order check out.

Please expect items to be packaged in used / reused / recycled / old / donated / secondhand paper bags, shoe boxes, or cloth bags. We try to minimize our carbon footprint where we can, when we can, and as much as we can. We refuse to procure any new packaging materials for our products, and solicit all of ours via Buhay Zero Waste Preloved, an online decluttering and dumpster-diving platform we run. All of our packaging materials are donated to us by other people and are not borne out of our own consumption. 

Pick up
Please select the PICK UP option during checkout. Our pick-up location is within Salcedo Village, Makati City. The specific address will be provided to you during checkout. You may also book with a courier service (i.e. Grab / Lalalmove / Angkas / Mr. Speedy) of your own choosing to pick the items up, if you are unable to pick the parcel up yourself.

Shipping
We now do bicycle deliveries within the Makati / BGC central business districts! This shipping option will be visible upon checkout if your delivery address is within the areas we service.

Nationwide shipping is still currently unavailable though, as our logistics partners have suspended operations over the COVID-19 quarantine period. We will update this notice and make the necessary announcements once nationwide shipping is a viable option once again.

You will be provided pick up and shipping options during order check out.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The abaca-fiber dish sponge is a compostable alternative to plastic kitchen sponges. Hand-knittted by animal rescuers in Laguna, the sponge lasts anywhere between 3 and 5 months (depending on use), and can be composted in any home composting system. Abaca, a locally grown renewable resource, also absorbs more carbon dioxide than its emissions, and completely biodegrades in a short amount of time.

PS: The "pocket" variant of this item can also be used as a soap saver/body scrub. 

PAYMENT GATEWAYS

We accept payments through the following gateways:
- PayPal
- G Cash
- Bank of the Philippine Islands 
- Security Bank

You will be provided payment options and instructions during order check out.

PICK UP & SHIPPING

Please expect items to be packaged in used / reused / recycled / old / donated / secondhand paper bags, shoe boxes, or cloth bags. We try to minimize our carbon footprint where we can, when we can, and as much as we can. We refuse to procure any new packaging materials for our products, and solicit all of ours via Buhay Zero Waste Preloved, an online decluttering and dumpster-diving platform we run. All of our packaging materials are donated to us by other people and are not borne out of our own consumption. 

Pick up
Please select the PICK UP option during checkout. Our pick-up location is within Salcedo Village, Makati City. The specific address will be provided to you during checkout. You may also book with a courier service (i.e. Grab / Lalalmove / Angkas / Mr. Speedy) of your own choosing to pick the items up, if you are unable to pick the parcel up yourself.

Shipping
We now do bicycle deliveries within the Makati / BGC central business districts! This shipping option will be visible upon checkout if your delivery address is within the areas we service.

Nationwide shipping is still currently unavailable though, as our logistics partners have suspended operations over the COVID-19 quarantine period. We will update this notice and make the necessary announcements once nationwide shipping is a viable option once again.

You will be provided pick up and shipping options during order check out.