Ecological home cleaning range - Ecover

First of all I rarely write about stuff that´s not related to DIY or recycling, but this time I´ll make an exeption... A lot of us buy organic food, secondhand clothes and other sustainable products. But what about the chemichals you use to clean your home and doing your laundry? I´ve discovered a new ecological product range this week - Ecover. This company is not exactly news, because they have been up since 1980. Ecover has been a trendsetter from the very start: as a pioneering company, it marketed a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem. It´s environmental policy extends to all departments of the company, from production to marketing.

Ecover offers a full range of home cleaners from dish washing tablets to household cleaners and laundry washing products. Even non-chlorine bleach and shower gel! Their website lists all ingredients used in the products and packing materials. I have now changed all possible home cleaners in my house to Ecover and wll continue doing so as soon as my local supermarket widens their selection (in Finland Ecover is available from Stockmann and Prisma). They clean as good as any other brand + I have a clear concience. I highly recommend them.

Here are some reasons to use Ecover instead of conventional cleaners:
- quick and complete biodegradability
- minimum impact on aquatic life
- against animal testing
- detergent agents are vegetable based, no petrochemical based ingredients
- fresh perfume from plant based ingredients
- no residue of unnecessary chemicals
- some products also available as refill
- packages are 100% recycable

“Environmentally friendly“ detergents do not exist. Detergents are always a burden on the environment in one way or another. Ecover strives to keep this burden as low as possible. Production is aimed at minimising the noxiousness of the products for water life and guaranteeing rapid and complete biological degradability. Ecover primarily uses plant raw materials and commonly occurring minerals. Petrochemical raw materials are as good as completely excluded as they are mostly poorly degradable and often poisonous for water life.

Ecover has been awarded recognition and prizes on many occasions for its special contributions and achievements in the field of environmentally sound, sustainable development. Perhaps the most prestigious recognition was being named to the Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environment Program, which was awarded to Ecover as early as 1993. Outstanding!

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1 comment:

  1. ah, I love ecover - in addition to being easier on the planet, their detergent for delicates/handwash is so good, I use it as my go-to stain remover, too. If you get it on the clothing fast enough, it will take out most stains (grease, blood, wine, juice, etc.) in a wink!