We Tested Out 3 (budget-friendly) Sustainable Product Alternatives So You Don't Have To

Here are three #sustainable and #ecofriendly alternatives to household products that we bought, tried and reviewed.

Walnut Scrubber Sponge by Full Circle


  • Priced very similar to a regular sponge

  • Cleans great, works exactly as well as a regular dish sponge

  • Made from recycled plastic and walnut shells

  • Free from harmful chemicals


  • Smells like low-tide when you take it out of the package

  • Comes wrapped in plastic for some reason

Our Overall Thoughts: Highly recommend!

Extra Absorbent Cleaning Cloths by Clean Again


  • Machine-Washable (survived our wash test well)

  • Non toxic

  • Ribbed surface aids cleaning power


  • Despite claims it absorbs 7x its weight, we found that these are barely capable of absorbing anything

Our Overall Thoughts: This is by no means going to satisfy your paper towel needs, and will not work as an alternative. It simply is does not absorb well enough. However, it is perfectly suitable for light cleaning or perhaps as something to put dishes on while they dry.

Sugarcane Plates by Ever Spring


  • Works just like a paper plate

  • Compostable

  • No added dyes

  • Durable and sturdy


  • Slightly more expensive than typical paper plates. $4.99 for 20 plates at Target.

Our Overall Thoughts: These are pretty cool. Work just as well as normal paper plates. However, they are a tad more expensive.

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