Coconut fibre scrub pads are a great tool for removing tough, burnt-on food when washing up or for removing stubborn dirt when cleaning.
They're easy to clean afterwards and dry quickly. Over time, you'll find that the pad gets smaller and you can start using it for areas that are harder to reach like inside glasses. When your scrub pad is completely worn out, you can compost the rest of the fibres.
The advantage of switching to a coconut scrub pad, over using a conventional green plastic scouring pad is that only coconut fibre comes off as the pad wears away. With a green pad, the fibres coming off will be plastic and are easily washed into our water system and into the sea in the form of small fibres and microplastics.