03 Feb '12, 10am

How green is your washing powder?

How green is your washing powder?

A trip to your local Sainsbury or Tesco can be overwhelming, thanks to shelves stocked with row upon row of options. As a result, working out what to choose can be tough and washing powder is no exception. From bio to non-bio to fragrance free, which is the best for you? Washing powder can be eco-friendly and effective. It's just a matter of knowing what to look out for. Surfactants are essential for clean clothes. They help break up dirt and stains, thereby saving your favourite sweater from the rubbish bin. But these helpful molecules don’t always come naturally. ‘The main ingredient used in the industry is called LAS, which is Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate,’ says Alastair Lidstone, New Product Development Manager for Ecover . ‘The problem with that ingredient is it’s not anaerobically biodegradable. After use it washes down the drain into a sewage place or a river, and ...

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