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How green is your washing powder?

How green is your washing powder?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February, 2012

From phosphates to enzymes, the contents of your detergent can be difficult to decipher. Here’s what to look out for and what to avoid more...
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Five of the best... eco-friendly detergents

Valentina Jovanovski

8th July, 2011

From phosphates to petrochemicals, doing the laundry can be a dirty business. Valentina Jovanovski rounds up five natural alternatives that will leave your clothes smelling literally of roses more...

Love your Lakes: a campaign to get phosphates out of the Lake District

Laura Sevier

16th December, 2010

Following the closure of some of the UK's most stunning lakes, a dynamic campaign has been set up to stop phosphates from washing detergents causing algal blooms more...
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Behind the label: Fairy Liquid

Pat Thomas

5th February, 2009

The bird is now bones, the gravy glue, the roast veggies are on their way to becoming a source of winter fuel and as soon as everyone’s dinner has gone down a bit, it will be time to do the washing-up. If you are one of the 64 per cent of households in the UK that doesn’t own a dishwasher, chances are there will be a trusty bottle of Fairy Liquid by the sink to get the job of washing-up done. more...
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Read the label: Detergents

Pat Thomas

7th February, 2008

No one should have to choose between looking good and being healthy, which is why each month we will be taking a critical look at the active ingredients in personal care products and asking why manufacturers continue to choose toxic ones over safer alternatives. more...

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