Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ecover Zero Dishwashing Tablets Review

I was very fortunate recently to get to review these wonderful dishwashing tablets for my dishes from a company called Ecover Natural Cleaning Products. The really great thing about these tablets is that they are fragrance free so for all of those people out there that are sensitive to fragrances, this is one product you can definitely use and not have any problems with the smell. And another great benefit is that it is a phosphate-free tablet. They do however make some with fragrance but isn't it nice to have the option?

I really liked that they seem to be trying to come up with good ideas on how to help us protect the environment and still deliver the technology to get our dishes or anything else that they make, clean and fresh smelling! Below are the benefits of using Ecover's Zero Dishwashing Tablets:

Personal benefits:

**cleans and degreases effectively
**easy dosing
**hygienic, efficient and safe
**no residue
**no fragrance

Environmental benefits:

**plant based ingredients
**phosphate free
**quick and complete biodegradability
**minimum impact on aquatic life
**not tested on animals
**safe for septic tanks

The last one is especially important to me since we have our own septic tank and if anything goes wrong with it, it is up to us to get it fixed and pay for it also. So, I loved that part just about as much as I did the cleaning power of these great little tablets! My dishes came out looking clean and sparkly and I saw no leftover white residue like I have from some other dishwashing products that  use the tablet form.

And they are correct when they say it leaves no residue and for us that is really important because we have our own well which means we have lime buildup from time to time and it's important that my dishes and pots & pans get really clean without the white residue left behind. Oh, and get this, they even made the cardboard that the tablets came in and the wrappers themselves environmentally safe:
Carton is made of 95% recycled cardboard. The plastic wrappers are made from Polypropylene and are 100% recyclable. (The wrappers protect the tablets from moisture damage.)

I wanted to give you guys the chance to hear this company speak about the environment and what they are doing so that you understand that there are companies out there that are trying to make a difference and this is one of them:

You will not be sorry that you got a box and tried them out to see what you think. I know everyone is different and you may have other different environments and where you happen to live, so everybody is gonna have their own personal issues to overcome, but I really think that Ecover is here to stay! They just had their 30 year anniversary, do I think that they might be here another 30  or more! You can go to this Press Link and see all the different articles that have been printed about them in alot of well know magazines.

Besides the Zero Tablets they make other products as well, such as:

Liquid Dishwasher Detergent, Powdered Dishwasher, Dishwasher Detergents in several different fragrances and a Rinse Agent.

They also have Laundry Products, Household Products such as bathroom cleaners, lime cleaners, floor cleaners and glass & surface cleaners. Then they have the Personal Items such as regular Hand Soap and Heavy Duty Hand Soap. Lastly, they also carry products to help you keep your car clean such as Car Wash & Wax and Interior Sprays. Oh, and get this, they even have a Boat Wash & Wax and a Heavy Duty Wash & Wax for your boat.

You can buy these products online or you can also use the same link and see if any local stores in your area carry their products.

Here is the History of how Ecover was founded and why it is still going strong:
Since 1980 Ecover has been devoted to developing and producing effective and ecological washing and cleaning products made from plant-based and mineral ingredients. Ecover’s aim is to provide effective, sustainable washing and cleaning solutions that can be used daily by people all around the world. Ecover’s ecological principles extend far beyond the products they create. Ecover’s vision of sustainability takes ecological,economic and social aspects into account from the origins of the raw materials, to the complete bio-degradation of the final products. Strict criteria are employed along the way as guidelines for all business operations, from selecting raw materials, through production methods to full decomposition of the end products.

Ecover products are manufactured in the unique, world-famous ecological factories in Malle, Belgium and Boulogne-sur-mer, France. The factories are crowned with a green roof where plant vegetation grows creating a temperature regulating and noise-dampening insulator throughout the year.
Ecover employees keep the factory’s energy consumption to a minimum and turn the lighting and heating on only when really necessary. Ecover employees are encouraged to travel to work by bicycle or car pool and receive a salary incentive for their efforts.

Ecover is a company that operates with sustainability at its very core and has gained knowledge from years of experience that it is a feasible way to operate. Ecover is constantly innovating and pushing boundaries to create new and more effective products that have a minimum impact on the environment.

You can connect with Ecover several ways:

Phone Number: 800-449-4925
Ecover's Blog
Sign Up for their Newsletter

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. All photo's were taken by Mary Bearden and her cranky camera with some help from Ecover for the video.


Laura said...

It's so great to see a company that really cares about making a difference and isn't just jumping on the "let's-save-the-planet" bandwagon.

Ecover said...

Thanks for the great and thorough review of Ecover's ZERO Dishwasher Tablets! We're thrilled that your dishes were clean and sparkly with no residue! We also appreciate the time you took to share information about Ecover and its dedication to sustainable packaging and to the environment. So, thank you again ... and enjoy those clean dishes!
-Deb for Ecover