THE ecological detergents they differ from the traditional ones, due to the absence of chemical dangers. Traditional detergents could raise the rate of household pollution both due to the bulk of the plastic in the containers and the chemicals that could prove harmful especially for children. Most of the detergents conventional is rich in petrochemical ingredients, these not only harm the environment but could leave residues on freshly cleaned surfaces.
THE ecological detergents, in this case, the organic ones differ precisely in the absence of petrochemical ingredients. A detergent for floors it may contain substances such as EDTA, parabens, peroxides, whiteners and optics, what happens if after washing the floor a child crawls on all fours on the residues left by the detergent used? Another danger caused by the chemicals used in the kitchen is given by the vapors that are released during cooking, when the heat releases the residues left by the detergents.
The first environmental damage caused by detergents from the shelf is given by the packaging. The most abundant ingredient of detergents is the water. Manufacturing companies could limit themselves to marketing the concentrate of active ingredients, thus reducing the bulk and the use of plastics. The consumer would also benefit from it because the company would have reduced packaging costs by adopting smaller carton packs, much cheaper and more sustainable than plastic.
The chemical arsenal present under our sink can be defused by using ecological detergents is biological. THE ecological detergents they also reduce the onset of allergy thanks to the absence of irritating agents and too aggressive compounds. When you buy a ecological detergent make sure it is free from optical brighteners, dyes, thickeners, pearls and other synthetic substances with toxic or harmful action.
THE ecological detergents they are characterized by being mainly composed of formulations based on ingredients of plant origin. The slight doubt arises about the surfactants of vegetable origin used by ecological detergents. Sometimes the companies producing ecological detergents they use ethoxylated surfactants of vegetable origin, that is, they have a petrochemical fraction (such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Ethoxylated Fatty Alcohols). To avoid any petroleum derivatives, best to use ecological detergents with surfactants of vegetable origin that have not undergone ethoxylation but owe their effectiveness to the natural strength of Alkylpolyglucoside, Potassium Cocoate and Cocobetaine.