Company name: Ecover
Products: Ecover make a range of domestic and
professional cleaning products like washing-up liquid, laundry detergents
and bleach. As a matter of policy, all ingredients are from renewable
sources and are fully biodegradable. This even applies to the design
of the factory itself!
Sustainable change: Many existing ingredients,
though from renewable sources, require petrochemicals in their manufacture.
Ecover are now introducing a new class of biosurfactant (detergent)
that is produced by bacteria.
Effect: By using a surfactant that is produced
naturally by bacteria, the use of non-renewable petrochemicals is
reduced. The surfactant itself and any associated waste products
are all fully biodegradable.
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natural surfactants being used by Ecover
Even the grass-roofed Ecover factory is sustainable
Ecover produce a biosurfactant-based cleaning product