Giraffe - Pop up Sponge

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Giraffe - Pop up Sponge

$4.00 CAD

Introducing the NEW Plantish Future x GCF Giraffe Pop Up Sponge, inspired by one of Earth's endangered species in need of our awareness! This eco-friendly kitchen sponge is a great zero waste swap for your cleaning routine.

Made of 100% vegetable cellulose (wood pulp), these sponges feel and function like traditional sponges but are completely plant-based, plastic-free, and compostable. Join us in making a sustainable choice for your kitchen with the Giraffe Pop Up Sponge.

Buy a Set of 3 Endangered Species Pop Up Sponges by Plantish Future and GCF!

Dimensions:
Dry: 11 x 10cm or 4.33 x 3.93in
Wet: 10.5 x 12cm or 4.13 x 4.72in

 

  • durable: safe to use on non-stick cookware, copper and stainless steel, glassware and much more
  • non-scratch: natural cellulose sponge creates generous foams and lather, so it is powerful enough to cut through greases and grime. at the same time, our sponge provides gentle agitation that won’t scratch your fine china and glasses
  • 100% compostable and biodegradable: these pop-up sponges are made from 100% biodegradable plant-based cellulose that are safe for your home and our planet
  • quick-drying: vegetable cellulose fiber is naturally durable and breathable, allowing the sponge to air dry quickly without collecting nasty smells.
  • multi-purpose: these Pop-up kitchen sponges will meet your daily needs from washing your dishes and utensils to cleaning your kitchen countertops and sinks
  1. soak sponge in water and wait for it to expand
  2. use as regular normal sponge
  3. when smelly, boil sponge in water for a few minutes and air dry
  • ideally dry completely between uses
  • boil in water to kill bacteria
  • avoid soaking in water
  • place away from high heat or flames
  • cut in small pieces, then place in the green bin to compost or directly compost in the backyard
  • loofah can also be used like coconut fibre in the garden, excellent at water retention, growing seedlings, creating a potting mix, pest resistance, and use as bedding in worm bins

Why are cellulose sponges better than plastic ones?🧐

  1. kitchen sponges are exposed to hundreds of different types of bacteria and experts recommend changing them once a week, which is problematic because plastic kitchen sponges take thousands of years to break down. it's recommended to use cellulose sponges which can be sanitized/disinfected in hot water (not recommended for plastic sponges)
  2. traditional sponges can shed microplastics which can make their way into our water cycle and end up in our rivers, oceans and drinking water

 

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VEGAN

SUSTAINABLY MADE

PLASTIC-FREE

PLANT-BASED

SUPPORT CAUSES

WHY A POP UP SPONGE?

100%
Plant-Based
100%
Compostable
0
Plastic
Completely plastic-free with no worries of microplastics or smelly sponges, lasting you for months on end.

WHY A POP UP SPONGE?

100%
Plant-Based
100%
Compostable
0
Plastic
Completely plastic-free with no worries of microplastics or smelly sponges, lasting you for months on end.
GCF ranger

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL CONVERVATION FORCE?

SAVING WILDLIFE FROM EXTINCTION

GCF is an organization committed to preserving wildlife through conservation, education, and anti-poaching initiatives.

They sponsor various Training and Gear Programs, currently focusing on projects developing K9 and Mounted Anti-Poaching Units and The Sponsor A Ranger Program.

By supporting and funding wildlife research and rehabilitation facilities, GCF raises awareness of the importance of animal conservation, also through various educational programs around the world!

Step up and make an impact. Awareness is key in environment and wildlife protection!
Learn more here

GCF ranger

WHY THEY MATTER

PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES

GIRAFFE

More than 40% of the giraffe population has decreased over the last 15 years.

The world's largest land mammal and one of the most highly intelligent species, the majority of these friendly herbivores prosper in the African continent.

Aside from their trunks, they are infamous for their ivory tusks, which are unfortunately highly sought after by poachers.

USING BAMBOO IN OUR PRODUCTS

Sustainably Sourced and Made

Bamboo is not only sustainable but one of the fastest-growing plants! It uses little water to grow, self-replenishes, requires no pesticides, fertilizer, or irrigation and is more economical than other woods. Not to mention that is less likely to crack compared to other wood materials.

All bamboo in our products is FSC certified, ensuring that they are sustainably sourced from regulated forests and not from natural forests that our few pandas call home.

MEET GCF'S WORKING DOGS!

ANTI-POACHING K9S

GCF's Belgian Malinois dogs are a man and wildlife's best friend – with their agility, intelligence, and hunting instincts they have been helpful partners to anti-poaching units across Africa. On the field, these dogs are great at tracking and apprehending poachers – specifically sniffing out pangolin scales, rhino horn, and ivory.

Since 2015, GCF has supported and sponsored K9 anti-poaching units. Prior to receiving a trained K9, they ensure that the ranger unit is certified and trained. They must also have a stable reserve management infrastructure that ensures they will be taken good care of!

These hardworking dogs and their relationships with animals are one of many things that caught our eyes (and our hearts) for the organization. Read more about them!

ANTI-POACHING K9S

MEET GCF'S WORKING DOGS!

GCF's Belgian Malinois dogs are a man and wildlife's best friend – with their agility, intelligence, and hunting instincts they have been helpful partners to anti-poaching units across Africa. On the field, these dogs are great at tracking and apprehending poachers – specifically sniffing out pangolin scales, rhino horn, and ivory.

Since 2015, GCF has supported and sponsored K9 anti-poaching units. Prior to receiving a trained K9, they ensure that the ranger unit is certified and trained. They must also have a stable reserve management infrastructure that ensures they will be taken good care of!

These hardworking dogs and their relationships with animals are one of many things that caught our eyes (and our hearts) for the organization. Read more about them!

Q&A with GCF Founder & President - Mike Veale

Q&A with GCF Founder & President - Mike Veale

GCF works on the ground in up to 18 countries a year in Africa and Asia. We work hand-in-hand with rangers, communities, non-profits, government officials, wildlife veterinarians, and researchers to tackle multiple areas of need from the ground. We operate with 5 main pillars of conservation, each a life force of its own with multiple avenues.

Our core conservation pillars include - Anti-Poaching, Counter Wildlife Trafficking, Community Based Conservation Efforts, Education and Awareness, and True Conservation (Research, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Veterinary). Each avenue tackles true issues where people and wildlife meet to make the strongest impact.
As a 501c3 non profit almost all of our funding comes from donors, grants, business partnerships. Funding keeps our programs, projects, and mission running. With the added comfort of consistent donations we are able to scale up and expand our current operations.
Currently, our biggest goal is to help multiple biodiverse reserves recover wildlife protection and conservation operations. This includes sponsoring ranger salaries, advanced ranger training programs, and equipment for the wildlife protection and conservation staff.

We are also working on purchasing land and creating wildlife corridors to re-wild and interconnect protected spaces, expanding protected biodiverse habitats with community selected and employed conservationists.

Natural vs Plastic

Make the switch
  1. Completely Plant-Based
    Made with vegetable cellulose, making it both compostable and biodegradable
  2. Naturally Quick-Drying
    Vegetable cellulose is naturally durable and breathable
  3. Non-Scratch & Multi-Purpose
    Powerful enough to cut through grease but gentle for delicate glasses
  1. Plastic
    Takes hundreds of years to break down and decompose
  2. Treated with Chemicals
    Many have used toxic chemicals to be anti-odour or anti-bacterial
  3. Release Microplastics
    Can shed microplastics, making their way into our oceans & drinking water

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Elizabeth
Love this!

Okay, how cute? I didn't even want to use this when I got it because it is that cute, but it does an amazing job of soaking up messes or cleaning while not staining itself and the pattern hasn't faded after much use and regular boils to keep it clean. I also love that it's really soft which makes cleaning feel like less of a chore. Excellent product!