I've tried lots of plastic alternatives and when it comes to sponges it's hard to get the same effect. I actually love this Loofa though, it's really effective and doesn't scratch pans and if you use liquid soap it foams nicely too. The string means you can hang it over your tap to dry (which I'd recommend otherwise it can get a bit smelly!). I've been using if for 3m and it's still going strong.
Great! I will use these from now on, and compost when worn out.
I really like these washing up pads, they are a great substitute for my old plastic one and I can just pop it in the washing machine to freshen it up, would definitely recommend and would buy again.