This dish quickly drains water off of your soaps to help them last longer, and catches all the water in the tray below without making a mess on countertops. The bamboo grid that holds the soap comes out of the tray for easy cleaning. This whole soap dish is 100% compostable at the end of it's life! Yep - you heard right! There are no plastics or chemicals used in the making of these. The tray is made from bamboo fiber and corn starch - That's it!