World Leader in Custom Fabrication of Compressed Sponge Products
Sustainability

Cellulose Sponge and Compressed Cellulose Sponge is “Green”!

We are a relatively small company so we don’t have a Sustainability Director like some of the large companies, but we still have a great story to tell. Cellulose sponge seems to be a very “green” product with a great sustainability story.

Following are a few key points of our sustainability message:

  • Our sponge is made from cellulose, which the Encyclopedia Britannica says “is the most abundant of all naturally occurring organic compounds”. It is found in the cell walls of almost all plants, thus our product is made from a well recognized renewable resource.
  • Unlike some other cleaning products, cellulose sponge is re-usable. It can be washed, rinsed and used multiple times. There is seldom a need to discard it after only one use.
  • Compressed Sponge has the advantage over wet sponge in the fact that it takes up less warehouse space to store, is lighter, compact and much easier to ship using less of the earth’s resources in the process.
  • After its useful life, cellulose sponge is easily returned to the soil. We have experimented with grinding up scrap cellulose and using it in place of straw as a good cover for newly planted grass seed.
  • We have used cellulose sponge in plant beds in place of topsoil and mulch.
  • We even had a customer use it in place of top soil to grow grass.

For more information, please click on the following links to read these interesting case studies that highlight our sustainability message:

  1. Our shredded sponge scrap program recycles waste product, reduces dumpster bill and saves landfill space.
    Click here to read this story.

  2. Compostable nature of cellulose sponge is illustrated with the examples in this story.
    Click here to read this story.