Despite the crude appearance, this does an adequate job of scrubbing very dirty dishes, pots and pans.
Normally, for this type of work, I use a Dobie pad. That's plastic mesh with a VERY durable sponge inside. The Greener Clean pad lacks the sponge but is noticeably rougher which allows it to scrape off burnt matter the Dobie left behind.
In another surprise, the Greener Clean pad is durable. Assuming you wash and clean it, it holds up well after many uses. Easy to cut to size if you think the pad is too big.
It's soft enough to use on delicate surfaces like non-stick pans. But it would have no advantage over a Dobie in that case - those pans normally wouldn't have dirt that's REALLY hard to clean off.
The last test was on a glass cassarole dish that had cooked a batch of chicken, veggies and bbq sauce. Caked on burnt stuff all over the dish. Soaked it in hot soapy water and cleaned half with a dobie, with the Greener Clean. The Dobie got most of the dirt off, the Greener Clean got ALL of it - plus the stuff the Dobie missed.
Normally I'd go with the scrub team of a Dobie and a copper wire pad but if you're looking for greener alternative, here you go.