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Introducing Spongik— An Eco-Friendly Kitchen Sponge Set

Live on Indiegogo, Spongik is a 100% biodegradable cellulose/hemp sponge, with a natural dishwashing soap and a sanitizing dryer.

Milan, Italy - December 15, 2021 /MarketersMEDIA/

Spongik, the innovative new eco-friendly sponge set that is 100% biodegradable, is live on Indiegogo InDemand and a breakout global crowdfunding success story after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Regular kitchen sponges have been proven to represent the biggest reservoirs of active bacteria in the whole house. A dishwashing sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. In recent studies, researchers found 362 different species of bacteria, located in sponge’s porous structure, with bacterial density of 45 billion per cm2.  With Spongik, users can rid of nasty kitchen sponges and replace them with a better alternative.

“Being a product designer I've always felt responsible for the items that I design. Throughout my design career I have been mainly focusing on innovation, function, aesthetics, comfort, and user experience. However, once I started living by the sea, sustainability has become a priority in my design process. I was shocked by the amount of plastic pollution at the seashores. One of my hobbies became collecting plastic trash at the beaches. 2018 I started shifting towards zero-plastic lifestyle and reducing my personal use of plastic items as much as possible,” says founder and creator Valeria Stroukova on the inspiration behind the project. “During my switch to plastic-free lifestyle I started a blog sharing my research and eco-friendly findings. Throughout my journey I inspired many people to take a small or a big eco action without compromising on their lifestyle. During my research I couldn’t find a perfect zero-waste dishwashing sponge, so I decided to make one.”   

Spongik is a zero plastic 3-in-1 dishwashing set. It's smart feature notifies when it is time to replace the sponge, avoiding the bacteria to reach incubation stage in the sponge. The Spongik set also includes a versatile sponge dryer and cellulose sponges infused with chemical-free dishwashing soap.  All made from natural and biodegradable materials.

Smart Sponge is infused with chemical-free soap and is designed for 20 washes which on average should last 2-3 weeks depending on the amount of dishwashing. The soap reduces the breeding of bacteria in the sponge and sanitizes it between washes. Spongik includes three different models:

• Basic Sponge— made out of 100% cellulose - a natural and sustainable material that biodegrades without any harm to the environment.

• Pro Sponge— made out of 100% natural cellulose with the scouring pad that is made out of hemp and cotton blend.

• Smart Sponge is made out of the same materials as Pro Sponge (cellulose + hemp) and is infused with natural dishwashing soap. 

Plastic pollution from dishwashing sponges is often overlooked. Often dispose after only a few weeks of use, kitchen sponges significantly contribute to non-recyclable plastic waste. Made out of 2 polyurethane polymers, conventional dishwashing sponges can’t be recycled, composed or biodegrade. Around 50 billion kitchen sponges are disposed annually, and will remain in the landfills for 52,000 years. In the process of dishwashing, polyurethane sponges release tiny particles known as microplastics. Barely visible to the naked eye, microplastics are swallowed by marine creatures. Scientists have discovered microfibers in 114 types of aquatic species, half of which are consumed by humans. Spongik is made out of 100% natural that biodegrade in a few years without any harm to the environment. 

“The popularity of eco dishwashing sponges has been rising in the past few years. However, almost no dishwashing sponges on the market are 100% biodegradable. Except for simple cellulose sponges, sea sponges, and loofah sponges. These sponges are very basic and lack efficiency in dishwashing,” Stroukova. “The other ‘eco’ dishwashing sponges have at least 20-50% plastic mixed into their scouring layer, despite ‘green’ claims on the packaging. And therefore cannot be recycled or biodegrade. After seeing this gap on the market, I decided to create a 100% biodegradable dishwashing sponge with innovative features.”

Spongik is currently live and available to support on Indiegogo:

About Spongik

100% natural & biodegradable cellulose + hemp sponge, infused with natural dishwashing soap, and comes with a dryer sanitizes the sponge between uses. For more information on Spongik please visit


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