Laundry Powder by ecostore

Brand: ecostore

Attributes: No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic

Description: The ecostore Laundry Powder is made without any potentially harmful chemicals and thus safe for both the skin and the environment. The laundry powder also has the lowest total alkalinity in waste water in Australasia, which means you can use the waste water for your lawn or garden.

Fragrance free option available.

Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Coco Sulphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminosilicate, Lauryl/MyristylGlucoside, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Sodium Polyaspartate, Essential Oils (Litsea Cubeba, Citurs Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil (fraction))

ecostore, based in New Zealand, produces a wide variety of home and body care products, which are not only natural but also safe to use.

ecostore’s products are distributed by The Naturally Better Company. You can buy from their boutique.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 15 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 22 July 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

ecostore has achieved ISO 14001, Diamond Enviromark, and carboNZero manufacturing certification.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards created by the International Organization for Standardization that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company has implemented various sustainability initiatives, such as using sustainable palm oil under the GreenPalm programme, using no harmful chemicals in their products, and using recycled and recyclable materials for the packaging.

GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme that tackles the environmental and social issues caused by palm oil production.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2010 and Enviromark Diamond certification in 2009.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company implements various green practices in its operations, including health and environmental safety, waste minimization, and recycling.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

ecostore has won the 2009 New Zealand’s most Sustainable Business of the Year award.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has gained the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Ecotech is certified under the carboNZero programme and one of the requirements is to actively measure and report its carbon footprint and emissions.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

To achieve the carboNZero certification, Ecotech has to set targets and plans on reducing emissions.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has actively done so and has achieved the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

ecostore Laundry Powder boxes are made of 95% recycled materials, while the plastic inside the box is made of LDPE (Low Density Poly Ethylene), which is recycling code 4. A measuring scoop is also included in the packaging, and it is made from 100% post consumer regrind plastic.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

ecostore Laundry Powder uses no harmful chemicals so it is safer for both people and the environment.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

ecostore prioritizes plant based ingredients from sustainable or renewable sources that are hazard free. Every ingredient is carefully assessed for people and environment’s health and safety, and products are constantly being reviewed to create the best formulation. ecostore also has extensive lists of natural ingredients they use and chemical ones they do not put in their products.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

ecostore has the PETA logo on their packaging and has verified to not conduct any animal testing on their ingredients or products.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world’s largest animal rights organization that works around the issue of animal cruelty.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides the company’s commitment to sustainability, a percentage of ecostore’s profits go to Fairground Foundation, which was created by ecostore founder, Malcolm Rands, as a way to support the community in the areas of health, culture and sustainability. The company has also created campaigns to raise awareness of nasty chemical ingredients in common household products.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

ecostore products are not tested on animals.

“This is probably one of the first laundry powder that I enjoy using. Usually I had to dilute my laundry powder in some water before using it or it would leave some residue on my clothes. I am so happy that this one is easy to use. Plus the fact that it is concentrated, I don’t have to use too much. Performance wise, it does leave my clothes clean, but I can’t really compare it to other brands as usually my clothes are not severely stained. However, my clothes feel soft after every wash, which gives me a reason to stop buying softener. I also love the lemon scent—it’s as fresh as cold lemonade!”

Isabela Clarissa

“I tried the laundry powder with the dirtiest things in the house – my boys’ sports kit after football and fabric slippers! The powder did the job of removing all the stains and sweaty smells. I was also pleased that it did not leave behind an overpowering floral smell that you usually get with commercial laundry detergents. ”

Agy

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Laundry Soaker and Stain Remover by ecostore

Brand: ecostore

Attributes: No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic

Description: ecostore Laundry Soaker and Stain Remover is specially formulated to soak heavily stained items, brighten colors, or to give laundry detergent more power when required.

Made from plant and mineral based ingredients, this product is safe for people with sensitive skin or allergies. Safely super concentrated and fragrance free.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Percarbonate, Tetraacetyl Ethalinediamine, Sodium Coco Sulphate.

ecostore, based in New Zealand, produces a wide variety of home and body care products, which are not only natural but also safe to use.

ecostore’s products are distributed by The Naturally Better Company. You can buy from their boutique.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 15 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 23 July 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

ecostore has achieved ISO 14001, Diamond Enviromark, and carboNZero manufacturing certification.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards created by the International Organization for Standardization that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company has implemented various sustainability initiatives, such as using sustainable palm oil under the GreenPalm programme, using no harmful chemicals in their products, and using recycled and recyclable materials for the packaging.

GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme that tackles the environmental and social issues caused by palm oil production.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2010 and Enviromark Diamond certification in 2009.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company implements various green practices in its operations, including health and environmental safety, waste minimization, and recycling.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

ecostore has won the 2009 New Zealand’s most Sustainable Business of the Year award.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has gained the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Ecotech is certified under the carboNZero programme and one of the requirements is to actively measure and report its carbon footprint and emissions.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

To achieve the carboNZero certification, Ecotech has to set targets and plans on reducing emissions.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has actively done so and has achieved the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

ecostore currently uses HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene), which is the most recyclable plastic currently available, for their bottle packaging. Clear polypropylene label is used and is fully recyclable without having to be removed from the bottle. ecostore is also planning to include a certain percentage of post consumer recycled plastic.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

ecostore Laundry Soaker and Stain Remover uses only plant or mineral based ingredients. Its concentrated formula does not contain harmful chemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

ecostore prioritizes plant based ingredients from sustainable or renewable sources that are hazard free. Every ingredient is carefully assessed for people and environment’s health and safety, and products are constantly being reviewed to create the best formulation. ecostore also has extensive lists of natural ingredients they use and chemical ones they do not put in their products.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

ecostore has the PETA logo on their packaging and has verified to not conduct any animal testing on their ingredients or products.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world’s largest animal rights organization that works around the issue of animal cruelty.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides the company’s commitment to sustainability, a percentage of ecostore’s profits go to Fairground Foundation, which was created by ecostore founder, Malcolm Rands, as a way to support the community in the areas of health, culture and sustainability. The company has also created campaigns to raise awareness of nasty chemical ingredients in common household products.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

ecostore products are not tested on animals.

Coming soon…

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Dishwash Liquid by ecostore

Brand: ecostore

Attributes: No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic

Description: Made from plant and mineral based ingredients, ecostore Dishwash Liquid cleanses dishes effectively without sacrificing its performance. Being pH balanced, this Dishwash Liquid is also suitable for sensitive skin. Available in Lemon and Grapefruit fragrance.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Coco Sulphate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Lauramine Oxide, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Citric Acid, Ammonium Chloride, Essential Oils (Litsea Cubeba, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil (fraction), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil)

ecostore, based in New Zealand, produces a wide variety of home and body care products, which are not only natural but also safe to use.

ecostore’s products are distributed by The Naturally Better Company. You can buy from their boutique.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 15 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 22 July 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

ecostore has achieved ISO 14001, Diamond Enviromark, and carboNZero manufacturing certification.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards created by the International Organization for Standardization that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company has implemented various sustainability initiatives, such as using sustainable palm oil under the GreenPalm programme, using no harmful chemicals in their products, and using recycled and recyclable materials for the packaging.

GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme that tackles the environmental and social issues caused by palm oil production.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2010 and Enviromark Diamond certification in 2009.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company implements various green practices in its operations, including health and environmental safety, waste minimization, and recycling.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

ecostore has won the 2009 New Zealand’s most Sustainable Business of the Year award.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has gained the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Ecotech is certified under the carboNZero programme and one of the requirements is to actively measure and report its carbon footprint and emissions.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

To achieve the carboNZero certification, Ecotech has to set targets and plans on reducing emissions.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has actively done so and has achieved the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

ecostore currently uses HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene), which is the most recyclable plastic currently available, for their bottle packaging. Clear polypropylene label is used and is fully recyclable without having to be removed from the bottle. ecostore is also planning to include a certain percentage of post consumer recycled plastic.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

ecostore Dishwash Liquid uses plant and mineral based ingredients with no harmful chemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

ecostore prioritizes plant based ingredients from sustainable or renewable sources that are hazard free. Every ingredient is carefully assessed for people and environment’s health and safety, and products are constantly being reviewed to create the best formulation. ecostore also has extensive lists of natural ingredients they use and chemical ones they do not put in their products.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

ecostore has the PETA logo on their packaging and has verified to not conduct any animal testing on their ingredients or products.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world’s largest animal rights organization that works around the issue of animal cruelty.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides the company’s commitment to sustainability, a percentage of ecostore’s profits go to Fairground Foundation, which was created by ecostore founder, Malcolm Rands, as a way to support the community in the areas of health, culture and sustainability. The company has also created campaigns to raise awareness of nasty chemical ingredients in common household products.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

ecostore products are not tested on animals.

Coming soon…

What do you think? Share your reviews and comments below.

Hand Wash by ecostore

Brand: ecostore

Attributes: No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic

Description: ecostore Hand Wash is specially formulated to gently cleanse your skin without removing its natural protective oils. Made from naturally derived ingredients, this hand wash is also safe to the environment — the water used to wash the hands can safely be used for your garden!

ecostore Hand Wash comes in three different fragrances: Rose and Cardamon, Coconut and Vanilla, and Orange and Patchouli.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Essential Oils (Citrus Sinensis, Agathosma Betulina, Litsea Cubeba, Rosa Damascena, Coriandrum Sativum, Piper Nigrum, Elettaria Cardamomum, Santalum Album, Aniba Rosaeodora, Pogostemon Cablin)

ecostore, based in New Zealand, produces a wide variety of home and body care products, which are not only natural but also safe to use.

ecostore’s products are distributed by The Naturally Better Company. You can buy from their boutique.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 15 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 22 July 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

ecostore has achieved ISO 14001, Diamond Enviromark, and carboNZero manufacturing certification.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards created by the International Organization for Standardization that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company has implemented various sustainability initiatives, such as using sustainable palm oil under the GreenPalm programme, using no harmful chemicals in their products, and using recycled and recyclable materials for the packaging.

GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme that tackles the environmental and social issues caused by palm oil production.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2010 and Enviromark Diamond certification in 2009.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standards that helps companies and organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Enviromark Diamond certifcation is the highest level of environmental certification awarded by Landcare Research, New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organization.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company implements various green practices in its operations, including health and environmental safety, waste minimization, and recycling.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

ecostore has won the 2009 New Zealand’s most Sustainable Business of the Year award.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has gained the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

carboNZero is an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme. This means that Ecotech has demonstrated proactive environmental efforts with regard to carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on climate change.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Ecotech is certified under the carboNZero programme and one of the requirements is to actively measure and report its carbon footprint and emissions.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

To achieve the carboNZero certification, Ecotech has to set targets and plans on reducing emissions.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

ecostore’s Auckland based factory, Ecotech, has actively done so and has achieved the carboNZero manufacturing certification.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

ecostore currently uses HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene), which is the most recyclable plastic currently available, for their bottle packaging. Clear polypropylene label is used and is fully recyclable without having to be removed from the bottle. ecostore is also planning to include a certain percentage of post consumer recycled plastic.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

ecostore Hand Wash is made from naturally derived ingredients. No harmful chemicals are used so that the product is safe for both people and the environment.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

ecostore prioritizes plant based ingredients from sustainable or renewable sources that are hazard free. Every ingredient is carefully assessed for people and environment’s health and safety, and products are constantly being reviewed to create the best formulation. ecostore also has extensive lists of natural ingredients they use and chemical ones they do not put in their products.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

ecostore has the PETA logo on their packaging and has verified to not conduct any animal testing on their ingredients or products.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world’s largest animal rights organization that works around the issue of animal cruelty.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides the company’s commitment to sustainability, a percentage of ecostore’s profits go to Fairground Foundation, which was created by ecostore founder, Malcolm Rands, as a way to support the community in the areas of health, culture and sustainability. The company has also created campaigns to raise awareness of nasty chemical ingredients in common household products.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

ecostore products are not tested on animals.

“The thing about hand wash products is that they often try to show that they work: strong fragrance, chemicals, moisturizers, etc that I often end up with hands which smell much stronger than the food I’m about to eat. This product has very light scent and most importantly, only safe ingredients, so I won’t need to worry about putting chemicals in my mouth. However, I don’t find this hand wash to be moisturizing; my hands still feel a bit dry after use.”

Isabela Clarissa

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Stainless Steel Wipe by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Stainless Steel Wipe uses a non-abrasive formula that cleans and polishes stainless steel surfaces without streaking, and in fact leaves a protective layer. This wipe is scented with apple orchard.

Ingredients include alcohol ethoxylate, dimethicone emulsion, fragrance oil blend, preservative and purified water.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 16 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 15 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The wipes are compostable.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

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Multi Surface Cleaning Spray 828ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, C2C Certified, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Multi Surface Cleaning Spray is made from ingredients that are naturally derived, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. The all purpose cleaner gets rid of grease and grime on different surfaces safely and effectively. The bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic.

Ingredients in the cleaning spray include alcohol ethoxylate (in pink grapefruit), color, decyl polyglucoside, fragrance oil blend, potassium hydroxide, purified water, sodium carbonate, and sodium gluconate.

You can choose from different scents: french lavender or pink grapefruit.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 18 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 15 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified program assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients.

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified at the silver level. This means a team of scientists at MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) have rigorously assessed all ingredients, packaging materials and design, processes and social practices used, making sure that method has designed for maximum material reutilization rather than designing its products to go into a landfill.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

See above. In addition, the method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

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Wood For Good Spray 354ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Wood For Good Spray is made from ingredients that are non-toxic, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. This no-wax spray with a fresh almond scent, lets you clean and buff wood surfaces quickly and easily, and removes smudges, fingerprints and dirt without leaving residue or buildup.

Ingredients in the wood spray include dimethicone, fragrance oil blend, glycerin, oleic acid, PEG 400 dioleate, polyacrylic acid, potassium hydroxide, preservative, and purified water.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 17 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“I have been on the lookout for an eco-friendly wood surface cleaner for a while and was more than happy to try out this spray and wipe. Besides being rather fond of the scent, I felt that it did a pretty good job, leaving a fine finish on my wooden blinds, cupboards, and bedside tables.

Unfortunately, I had an allergic reaction to the product, after my hands came in contact with the cleaning liquid. Having said this, I do have sensitive skin, so if you do too, I would advise that you use gloves when using this product.”

Olivia Choong

“The women in my family have ardent loyalists to lemon pledge for decades. This, however, is likely to change after letting them have a try of Method’s Wood For Good Spray. Unlike conventional wood surface cleaners, Wood For Good does not have a sticky texture thus making cleaning easier with less effort. More importantly, Wood For Good gives the same shiny result that makes your wooden furniture look as good as new, with an almond scent for that natural earthiness. Will definitely try out the rest of Method’s product range!”

Sofiah Jamil

Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner 739ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Wood Floor Cleaner is made from ingredients that are non-toxic, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. Just squirt the almond scent cleaner on your wood floor and mop. The bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic.

Ingredients in the wood floor cleaner include alcohol, color, ethoxylated lauryl alcohol, fragrance oil blend, methoxyisopropanol, preservative, purified water, and sodium carbonate / bicarbonate.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 17 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“I tried this product on my wooden flooring, and I really like the smell. The liquid cleaner also left a healthy looking sheen on my flooring, and it felt luxurious to the touch.

I did have a slight allergic reaction on the soles of my feet, so I would caution users with sensitive skin to take precaution when using this product.”

Olivia Choong

Hand Wash Gel 354ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, C2C Certified, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Hand Wash Gel is made from ingredients that are naturally derived, triclosan-free, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. The hand wash cleans your hands safely and effectively without harsh chemicals.

Ingredients in the hand wash include Aloe Vera Gel, benzophenone #4, citric acid / sodium citrate, cocamide DEA, cocamidopropyl betaine , color, fragrance oil blend, methylchloroisothiazolinone + methylisothiazolinone, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, and Vitamin E.

You can choose from different scents: french lavender; cucumber; mandarin-mango; water flower; or waterfall.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 18 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified program assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients.

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified at the silver level. This means a team of scientists at MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) have rigorously assessed all ingredients, packaging materials and design, processes and social practices used, making sure that method has designed for maximum material reutilization rather than designing its products to go into a landfill.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

See above. In addition, the method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“Love the design of the bottle! I tried the hand wash gel with the french lavender scent, and it cleans effectively and leaves my hands slightly smooth, must be the aloe vera in it.

But didn’t like the french lavender scent, definitely not “heavenly scented” as mentioned by method in the website. Would recommend others to try different scents instead.”

Eugene Tay

Dish Soap Pump 532ml by method

Brand: method

Attributes: Biodegradable, C2C Certified, Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing

Description: method’s Dish Soap is made from ingredients that are natural, not tested on animals, and biodegradable. The liquid dish soap washes food and grease off effectively, and the cool-looking bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic.

Ingredients in the dish soap include alcohol, alkyl polyglucoside, benzophenone-4, citric acid, color, fragrance oil blend, lauramine oxide, preservative, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, and vegetable glycerin.

You can choose from different scents: clementine; cucumber; or sea minerals.

method is a leading innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, method is transforming how we see cleaning with products that look and smell good, and made with non-toxin and natural ingredients.

You can buy from method’s online store or from selected retailers.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 18 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 10 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified. The Cradle to Cradle Certified program assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients.

method is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive, transparent standards and legally integrate stakeholder interests into their corporate governance.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

method integrates sustainability into the business.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

method uses the Cradle to Cradle principles to manage its environmental impacts.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

method has several sustainability initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method tracks all of the carbon it emit, including travel, utilities, manufacturing and distribution.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

method is carbon neutral in 100% of its manufacturing, office operations and employee commuting in travel.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

method is taking steps to start finding solutions in its product designs, across its business, and in its supply chain. method’s carbon strategy is to: Reduce first; Alternative energy second; and Offset all the rest.

Materials and Waste

13. Is the product made from reclaimed or recycled material?

The bottles are made from recycled plastic.

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

method’s plastic bottles are recyclable.

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

The product is Cradle to Cradle certified at the silver level. This means a team of scientists at MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) have rigorously assessed all ingredients, packaging materials and design, processes and social practices used, making sure that method has designed for maximum material reutilization rather than designing its products to go into a landfill.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

See above. In addition, the method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to reduce waste, and to use closed-loop manufacturing practices wherever possible.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The method greensourcing program monitors and audits its suppliers to find ways to eliminate water use.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

method uses natural and naturally derived materials. If they can’t find a natural ingredient to get the job done, they will use a safe, green, man-made version instead. In all cases, they only use ingredients that have passed through a comprehensive green and health screen.

Every ingredient used in a method product is comprehensively evaluated by an independent environmental research institute, EPEA. As a result of this rigorous material research process, method is completely certain of the health and environmental safety of all method ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

method chooses not to use ingredients that could have potential hazards to human health and/or the environment, including parabens, phosphate, chlorine bleach, phthalates, triclosan, bisphenol-a, ethylene glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and ammonia.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

method integrates corporate responsibility into the business.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of their products.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

method’s definition of sustainability includes fair labor practices and diversity.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Every employee at method gets 3 days every year to give back to the local community, and they can choose to do whatever they want.

“I’m using the Dish Soap with the clementine scent and it really smells good! Works effectively with only a few squirts, like normal liquid detergents.

It’s good to know that the dish soap doesn’t contain phosphates and phthalates, and that the bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic.”

Eugene Tay

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