Merici College Green Tip #13 - Your old sponge

Sustainability at Merici

Kitchen sponges accumulate bacteria, debris and other particles, and become smelly. 

However, it is not always necessary to throw them out to landfill straight away.

You can save money and reduce waste by extending the life of your household sponges... cleaning them!

Put them in the dishwasher, washing machine or in boiling water with a splash of vinegar. 

Once cooled, wring them out and air dry them.

I have been doing this for years, and also put my kitchen scrub brushes in the dishwasher when they need cleaning.

Happy Cleaning!


Felicity Maher
Sustainability Officer

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