This is the best sponge my grandma and mom still using this brand to clean up the house in everyday use. I use it as well I like how scratchy can be and you can clean all the surfaces that you want. Yes
I first chose this sponge because it was not a crazy artificial color like many others in the stores. Then I read up on this sponge and realized it is made from 50% natural agave plant, 23% recycled paper, and is 100% natural. I felt good about the choice I made and have continued to buy this sponge. They last a long time and the scrubby side is great for hard to clean messes. The price of these sponges is pretty comparable to other brands and the fact that it is all natural fibers is great for the price.
Going green for me is important but something l'm learning to do little by little. I've made many changes in our home and one of them to the greener non-stick scrub sponge, I love the scour pad also. actually love all of the scotch brite products. Yes, you can buy sponges and scouring pads of all kinds in the cheap discount stores but cheap is exactly what you get!! l find that you spend more money in those stores, l'd rather buy scotch brite everything and know I'm not wasting my money. Thank you scotch brite for products I can count on and trust!! l've recommended many of these products to family and friends.
I haven't had them smell and they seem to hold up as well as any other sponge by scotch brite. I guess it would depend on what you use it for? I use mine to clean the tub and to scrub dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.