I just realized that I have a hack; it's green, clean and it's money saving!
Hope you find it useful
All you need is:
A container the size of a small margarine tub
A round plastic scrubbie, new or gently used to fit loosely into the tub
A scotch pad
Just pop the scrubbie into the tub and put the scotch pad onto the scrubbie after each use
That's it, the pad doesn't rust or go funky & lasts a whole lot longer-just remember to drain & wash the scubbie & container every now & then. I haven't had to buy a box of scotch pads for ages so one less item on the shopping list.