This is one of only a couple of products which I stock which isn't plastic free BUT there are lots of reasons I've chosen to stock this it.
This Bio D Laundry Bleach is an eco-friendly, whitening wonder. It's oxygen-based and works as an antibacterial and sanitising in-wash whitener, odour and stain remover. It keeps whites light and colours bright.
Due to the fact that the product is oxygen actvated, the packaging has to be protective. Paper and cardboard are too porous and causes the product to start reacting if there is any moisture. To prevent this, the laundry bleach comes with a plastic inner bag to protect it during transit. At the moment Bio D don't have another suitable option available, however they are constantly reviewing the impact of their packaging on the environment and the product itself is so much better for the environment than a lot of commercial alternatives.
The reasons I chose to stock it, despite the plastic, are because it's
- cruelty free
- competitive price makes it very accessible to all
- made in the UK
- hypoallergenic and an allergy friendly product (Ethical Consumer Best Buy, Allergy UK)
- free from Chlorine, optical brighteners, synthetic perfumes or phosphates
it's also suitable for Septic Tanks
Bio D focus on making effective, natural and safe cleaning products which are environmentally responsible and have minimal impact. They source there ingredients ethically and their bottled products are made from 100% recyclable packaging.
Packaging for this product is made from cardboard & LDPE (Low-density polyethylene) inner. This is the same plastic used for plastic bags, dispensing bottles, wash bottles so check your local authority guidelines in regards to recycling.
400g. Up to 26 washes.
5-15%: Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Percarbonate, Organic Sequestering Agent. Below 5%: Anionic Surfactant, Cellulose Colloids.
Laundry Bleach, 400g - Bio D
Easy - a swap to powder products can seem a little faffy again but it's worth it for the natural ingredients which are more environmentally friendly than other stain removers and does allow you to test what you need and adjust accordingly.
Add one tablespoon (15g) to your machine in addition to your normal Bio-D detergent.
For hand washing or soaking, add one tablespoon (15g) for every 5 litres of water, along with your normal Bio-D detergent.
Ensure the powder is fully dissolved. Not recommended for use on silks, woollen or non-colourfast items.
Mix with water and use it to clean grout between tiles or add some with warm water to remove tea and coffee stains in mugs.