These washing up pads are great, they are absorbent so you get a good lather with the washing up liquid but they are also hardwearing. The pad itself is quite large so I found it easier to use when it is cut in half - now I have two for one! Definitely recommend.
LoofCo Washing Up Pad - Made from Loofah Plant
I've been using these pads for some time after ditching the conventional ones and I love them. They clean quite well and when they look a bit worn off I just put them in the compost bin. If the dishes have something dry or very stuck you may need something stronger to get it out but generally they work well.
It took me getting used to, but I love it now. cleans very well and drip dries over the sink.