LOOFIE |The Microplastic-Free, Backyard Compostable, Scouring Sponge

Until we developed 'LOOFIE' (our scouring sponge made with cellulose, cotton and the loofah plant) I only used those green and yellow -vinyl - scrubs.  Over the weeks and months I’d watch them wear down and wonder.... 

where did those 'micro plastics' go as they broke off the scrubby?

I’m guessing they'd sloop down my sink and end up in the Great Lakes where they would be.... eaten by fish, absorbed in the lake bed or even sucked back up and turned in my drinking water?

Now we have a scrub that works (won't scratch your pots, is tough on grime and all that) AND as it starts to break down, the only thing that goes down the drain is Loofah - a tough cucumber - totally biodegradable and natural, which is super exciting to me.

Who would have thought that in the 21st century a product that naturally breaks down is actually a big BREAKTHROUGH... but it is! (at least for us it is)

Is this a veiled humble-brag? Maybe, but it is the truth.

I’m proud of what everyone on the etee team is doing to come up with real solutions to our plastic problem.  And what's cool is people are catching on.

Some folks are as pumped about these sponges as we are...

Which is funny to me because it's JUST a 'scouring sponge', BUT when you think about the impact it isn't having on our planet in a world that is a little overwhelmed by plastic, it feels pretty good, right?

"I L-O-V-E mine. Really good at getting scum off ANYthing. I have used it on crystal as well as burned on food. I use one dedicated to my cast iron skillet. Works better than steel wool - and no little metal pieces to stick me." Maryemily-cam C


 "I absolutely LOVE these sponges…. I was amazed at how long our first one lasted.  Longer than the big name brand compostable sponges I was using before." Annie B 


"I wasn't sure if I was going to love these because I was afraid it would get stinky, but it hasn't!  Great product." Jennifer G


I just broke in another one today while the other is in the dishwasher.  I feel so much better using them because I'm doing my part to protect Mother Earth. :-)" Susan G

I LOVE reading comments like these 'cause that's our mission - a product that works and benefits the environment.  Woot woot!

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  • I love most of your products but this sponge does not absorb as well as it says. My experience is that when I use it to wipe up the countertops, it leaves water all over the counter and I have to dry the counter top with a towel afterwards. I won’t go back to the green and yellow ones you talk about because I am committed to doing my part to help the environment but I will keep looking for a better sponge. Sorry – i wanted to love it!

    jean rath on
  • Dear Steve and team
    I have so many of your items now and I love them I have got my 2 grandchildren following what I do and when my loohahs come they will have one each. I now use your soap and loofah and dish soap and toothbrush – bring on the new products – just a pity you are not just around the corner from me!

    Emily Hewitson-Townley on
  • I like that this is being used in the Americas, but no. I am not interested in buying this. The loofa is grown here in the Philippines & I have been using them as scrub pads for my dishes and in the Bathroom. I have been since I saw your aid on them to be used as this. My friends have also started to use them for this purpose too

    Elizabeth Hung on

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