What does a natural sponge have to do with ecofriendly, natural toys? For young children, everything is a toy. If your children are like mine, the only way I can get anything done is to include them in the task. Washing dishes/water play is a favorite activity of my two year old son. Recently, I discovered this great sponge made by Natural Value. The scrubber/abrasive side is made of ORGANIC walnut shells! The sponge side is made from 50% post consumer recycled materials. I don’t have to worry about my young children handling this walnut scrubber sponge and being exposed to fungicides/biocides. Green scrubber sponges contain small amounts of fungicides/biocides that are harmful pollutants for waterways and sewage systems. Living with a grey water system, this is a concern for our family. Many cities use marsh water treatment systems, such as Arcata, or dump waste water into bodies of water. Using the walnut scrubber sponge gives you peace of mind that your family and environment are safe from the pollutants found in regular scrubber sponges. Ask your local health food store to stock Natural Value Organic Walnut Sponges.