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Angel
11th February 2008, 12:40
Is there an environment friendly way of doing this?

Thank you :)

mutley muppet
11th February 2008, 12:47
Thanks for asking this question... I've just bought a second hand Bosch dishwasher (yippee!) and need to know the answer to this as I live in a very hardwater area.

What dishwasher tabs do you use Angel? I was thinking of ecover or somthing similar??

Thanks,
MM. x

DaisyChain
11th February 2008, 13:08
Is this any good , pricey but a one-off

http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/products/ecozone/magno-ball/?gclid=CKKK3siMvJECFQppQgodLyCpCQ

DaisyChain
11th February 2008, 13:09
There seem to be quite a few eco friendly products if you Google Angel

Angel
11th February 2008, 14:00
Is this any good , pricey but a one-off

http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/products/ecozone/magno-ball/?gclid=CKKK3siMvJECFQppQgodLyCpCQ

I already have one of these, although I still need to descale since I live in a very hard water area.


There seem to be quite a few eco friendly products if you Google Angel

I think the reason I am finding it difficult to find a suitable product, is because I am also looking for the product to not be tested on animals.

I have found some descalers suitable for the washing machine, although they do not specify that they can also be used in the dishwasher. So generally speaking, is a product which is suitable for descaling a washing machine, also suitable to use in the dishwasher?

Ladyshopper
11th February 2008, 14:01
Angel I think all the co-op own brand stuff is not tested on animals, and their eco policy is normally fairly good as well.

Angel
11th February 2008, 14:05
Thanks for asking this question... I've just bought a second hand Bosch dishwasher (yippee!) and need to know the answer to this as I live in a very hardwater area.

What dishwasher tabs do you use Angel? I was thinking of ecover or somthing similar??

Thanks,
MM. x

Ecover do not have a FCOD (fixed cut of date) of when they ceased testing on animals, so they are not endorsed by Naturewatch. http://www.uncaged.co.uk/crueltyfree.htm

The Tesco Naturally dishwasher tablets are a good option, also I started using Faith in Nature (http://www.faithinnature.co.uk/shop_frameset.asp?mainframe=catlink.asp?Cat=67) products last week (dishwasher detergent gel and rinse aid), and I am very pleased with the results.

Angel
11th February 2008, 14:07
Angel I think all the co-op own brand stuff is not tested on animals, and their eco policy is normally fairly good as well.

Thanks, do you know if they do a dishwasher cleaner/descaler product? I used to use Finish dishwasher cleaner.

mutley muppet
11th February 2008, 14:13
Ecover do not have a FCOD (fixed cut of date) of when they ceased testing on animals, so they are not endorsed by Naturewatch. http://www.uncaged.co.uk/crueltyfree.htm

The Tesco Naturally dishwasher tablets are a good option, also I started using Faith in Nature (http://www.faithinnature.co.uk/shop_frameset.asp?mainframe=catlink.asp?Cat=67) products last week (dishwasher detergent gel and rinse aid), and I am very pleased with the results.

Blimey. I didnt realise Ecover didnt ave a fixed cut off date for animal testing! :nono: It's easy to assume that something marketed as "green" wil also be non animal tested. Obviously not. Think I will email ecover as I am quite dissapointed.

Button
11th February 2008, 14:25
Vinegar. This can also be used in your washing machine.
Have a look over on MSE at Movingsaving Old Style. Loads of good info on there. :)

Grace & Favour
11th February 2008, 15:11
I use 100 gm of Citric Acid crystals (about 70p from your chemist)

Citric acid is contained in Lemons - and there are no detergents or bleach in it

Angel
11th February 2008, 15:19
Vinegar. This can also be used in your washing machine.
Have a look over on MSE at Movingsaving Old Style. Loads of good info on there. :)


I use 100 gm of Citric Acid crystals (about 70p from your chemist)

Citric acid is contained in Lemons - and there are no detergents or bleach in it

A couple of good suggestions there, thank you :)

Angel
11th February 2008, 15:22
Blimey. I didnt realise Ecover didnt ave a fixed cut off date for animal testing! :nono: It's easy to assume that something marketed as "green" wil also be non animal tested. Obviously not. Think I will email ecover as I am quite dissapointed.

They do have a five year rolling rule, which unfortunately does not show their commitment to not testing on animals.

I have plenty of emails to write to various manufacturers, since I am also disappointed that the majority still test on animals :(

Angel
16th February 2008, 21:18
Blimey. I didnt realise Ecover didnt ave a fixed cut off date for animal testing! :nono: It's easy to assume that something marketed as "green" wil also be non animal tested. Obviously not. Think I will email ecover as I am quite dissapointed.

Did you get a response from Ecover?